Safe Riding in Pembroke Pines

It’s riding season in Pembroke Pines, FL. Well, it’s always riding season in Pembroke Pines. Florida’s warm weather and wide open roads make for great motorcycling all year round, but we can’t forget to stay safe out there. It’s good to know that your insurer has you covered in the event of an accident, but it’ best not to get into an accident in the first place. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind on your next adventure:

  • Dress appropriately. Florida gets pretty hot and humid, but there’s no excuse for inadequate attire on a bike. T-shirts, shorts and sandals are great for the beach, but jackets, pants, covered shoes and helmet are a must even for a short ride.
  • Check the weather. The drier the conditions, the safer your ride will be. High humidity immediately following a heavy rain can leave the roads slick with near-invisible water.
  • Stay in practice. Riding motorcycle is not exactly like riding a bicycle. We hone our instincts and abilities through regular riding. If you find yourself having to take some time off, start slow when you’re ready to get back at it. Shorter rides and training courses can help you to get back to the top of your game.
  • Check your bike before every ride. Look for oil spots under the bike, check your tires, test the brakes and keep your mirrors clean.

And always, always ride defensively. The real danger for a motorcyclist is careless drivers, so be ready for anything.

If you’re looking to get covered before your next trip, get in touch with McCormick Insurance Inc. and see what we can do for you.