With 2016 Arizona Bike Week just around the corner on April 6th through 10th, many devoted motorcycle riders are gearing up for a fun week of biker comradery and good times. While this event is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all who attend, the heavy traffic, parties, and drinking are likely to come with an increased risk of serious motorcycle accidents and injuries. Without fail, numerous motorcycle collisions occur each year during this time and quickly sour the fun. If you are attending Arizona Bike Week, it is important you take certain steps to keep this event enjoyable and safe for all.
The following tips can help keep you safe on the roads during this event:
1. Stay sober: Riding while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not only extremely dangerous, but it is also illegal. If you plan on drinking during Bike Week, make sure you do so in a responsible manner and refrain from riding until you are sober.
2. Wear a helmet: While Arizona state law only requires riders age 17 and younger to wear a helmet while riding, helmets are a must-have if you are planning on participating in any rides. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a traditional, non-novelty helmet can reduce a person’s risk of death in a motorcycle collision by 37 percent and reduce the risk of brain injury by about 67 percent.
3. Remain aware of your surroundings: The crowds, scenery, and loud music during Bike Week can be extremely distracting. It is important you remember to remain focused on your surroundings during this time to ensure you are visible to all drivers and other riders.
4. Adhere to AZ traffic laws: Traffic laws such as speed limits and prohibitions against racing are in place for a reason. Scottsdale law enforcement is sure to be out in full force during this time and will be cracking down on reckless driving. Remember to obey all traffic laws and be mindful of other motorists to reduce your risk of a collision.
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