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Amica shares 7 tips for motorcycle safety

A motorcyclist riding down the highway on his motorcycle at sunset

08/03/2019 Lincoln, R.I.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcycle deaths accounted for 14 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2017. In an effort to promote motorcycle safety, Amica Insurance is sharing these seven tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  1. Wear a helmet that has been certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as brightly colored clothing with reflective material.
  2. Pay extra attention at intersections, as approximately half of all motorcycle-vehicle crashes take place there. Look for vehicles that might unexpectedly turn or pull out into the street.
  3. Be sure to check the rearview mirrors when stopping or changing lanes. Stopping quickly without checking mirrors can result in rear-end crashes.
  4. Examine the road surface and look for potential problems. These hazards include potholes, oil slicks, wet pavement or cracks in the road.
  5. Ride in parts of the lane where you can be seen. Make sure your headlights are on, day and night.
  6. Maintain a safe speed based on driving conditions and ability level, and try to avoid sudden turning or braking. If there’s inclement weather, slow down even further.
  7. Perform regular maintenance. Keeping your motorcycle in excellent running condition helps reduce the risk of a crash.

About Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 4,000 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit

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