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10 Things New Motorcycle Riders Should Know

As a new motorcycle rider, there is a lot of information to take in, and it can be easy to overlook some of the basic things. Read on for a compiled list of 10 things new motorcycle riders should know before hitting the road. Use Both Brakes It takes much practice to master the skill of intuitively knowing what break to use in different situations. As a beginner, it is important to use both brakes when coming to a stop no matter the conditions. As a rule of thumb, 70/30 pressure should be applied for a controlled, smooth stop. This [...]

What are the 3 Dangers for Motorcycle Riding in the Spring?

Spring is among us, and with the warmer weather, motorcycles are back on the road. Spring brings different dangers to driving that motorcyclists should be aware of. The 3 things motorcyclists should watch out for during the spring season is getting caught in spring rain, potholes, and wildlife crossing. 1. Riding in the Rain If done safely, riding your motorcycle in the rain can be a very enjoyable experience. The first priority however must be safety. If you know you will be riding in the rain, try to wear as much waterproof gear as possible. When driving in the rain, [...]

Safety Tips for Drivers and Riders On Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Warmer months are upon us, and spring is the beginning of motorcycle season. That is why May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. The risk of death among motorcyclists is significantly higher than driving a car which is why everyone needs to take the necessary precautions. Here are some tips to safely share the road as a driver. Never Tailgate. Leave a greater distance behind motorcycles than you would for cars. Check your mirrors, and blindspot before signalling for lane changes. Pay extra attention at intersections as that is where the majority of crashes happen. Never share a lane with a cyclist, [...]

Ten Important Things to Know About SnowMobile Safety

Snowmobiling is a fun way to spend time outside during Canadian winters, with your friends and family. Like any vehicle, there are risks to riding, so before taking to the snow, know these snowmobiling tips for the safety of you, and your family. 1. Know the Law Just like cars, snowmobile riders have rules and regulations that need to be followed. In Canada the driver must be at least 12 years old, they must have a valid driver's license or a motorized snow vehicle operators license. The snowmobile must be registered with the Ministry of Transportation, and have insurance. You must [...]

Five Important Tips When Four Wheeling

  Four wheeling can be a fun way to spend time outside with friends and family. However, like any motor vehicle, an ATV (all terrain vehicle) can result in serious injury if the safety standards are ignored. Here are 5 tips to safely operating an ATV. 1. Extra Safety Precautions Should Be Taken for Children 1/3 of injuries from four wheeling accidents involve children. Children below 16 are twice as likely to get hurt riding an ATV. Four wheelers rely on weight transfer, and children either don't have the weight, or don't know how. Always ride with an [...]

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