Motorcycle insurance companies remind riders to protect themselves
News from Live Insurance News:

Helmets and leathers can go a long way for safety on the roads.

As the riding season gets into full swing, motorcycle insurance policy carriers are advising enthusiasts and riders to remember that the right protective gear is vital year round, and can reduce injuries or even save a life.

Today’s technologies and designs can keep motorcyclists both safe and cool in hot weather.

It is recommended that riders aim to buy (and wear) the apparel with the best possible fit. The better it fits, the more protection it will provide. Conversely, when it doesn’t fit quite right, it can actually increase the biker’s risk of being involved in an accident due to decreased flexibility of movement, distraction that reduces concentration, or poorer visibility of blind spots.

Some of the top tips from motorcycle insurance companies for choosing the best gear are:

• Though leather apparel is great for protection in the summer while riding, keep some waterproof items with you, as well, so that you can put them on overtop if things turn rainy.

• Any jeans worn should be made of sturdy denim woven with Kevlar to add protection against abrasion.

• Helmets should have a 5-star SHARP rating (in the U.K) and should fit very securely. continues on Live Insurance News

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Vicki on her Yamaha Riva 125 (credit: Vicki Briganti)

Vicki Briganti – CBS 62 Writer / Producer / Editor

In honor of the last day of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, here I am posing on my Yamaha Riva 125. Posing. I’m not even riding the scooter. See what I’m wearing? A helmet.

This picture was taken in the summer of 2001 when I first bought the scooter and riders were required to wear helmets. But guess what? Even though a Michigan law was passed revoking the helmet law, I’m wearing my helmet. Always.

According to the law signed by Gov. Snyder in April, motorcyclists can forgo a helmet if they are at least 21 years old, carry at least an additional $ 20,000 in medical insurance and have either passed a motorcycle safety course or had their motorcycle endorsement for at least two years. Passengers also must be 21 or older to go helmetless, and there has to be an additional $ 20,000 in insurance for the passenger, bought either by the passenger or the motorcycle driver. (The Detroit News)

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Frank Mcklusky, C.I.

  • Comedian Dave Sheridan stars with Randy Quaid and Dolly Parton in an outrageous comedy where hilarious things happen to a claims investigator who takes his job a little too seriously! As a child, Frank McKlusky (Sheridan) watched his daredevil father “Madman” McKlusky become comatose in an ill-fated motorcycle stunt. Now as a risk-avoiding adult, he lives with his parents, always wears protective

Comedian Dave Sheridan stars with Randy Quaid and Dolly Parton in an outrageous comedy where hilarious things happen to a claims investigator who takes his job a little too seriously! As a child, Frank McKlusky (Sheridan) watched his daredevil father “Madman” McKlusky become comatose in an ill-fated motorcycle stunt. Now as a risk-avoiding adult, he lives with his parents, always wears protective gear, and works by the Claims Investigator Handbook. Insurance fraud wiped out the family finances,

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