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Safe riding tips for new motorcycle drivers

Being a new motorcycle driver can be a thrilling experience, but it also comes with a certain amount of risk. To ensure that you enjoy your time on the road in Renton, WA safely, here are some safe riding tips for new motorcycle drivers from All Nations Insurance.

Safe riding tips for new motorcycle drivers

1. Wear Appropriate Gear

 Wearing the proper protective gear is essential when riding a motorcycle. Make sure to wear a DOT-approved helmet, eye protection such as goggles or sunglasses, long pants and sleeves, boots that cover your ankles, and gloves. This will help to reduce the risk of injuries in the event of an accident.

2. Stay Alert

Riding a motorcycle requires paying attention to what’s going on around you at all times. Avoid distractions like texting or talking on the phone while operating your bike and stay focused on your surroundings. Additionally, make sure to check your mirrors often, so you know what’s happening behind you at all times.

3. Respect Speed Limits

 It’s important to respect speed limits when driving any vehicle, but especially so on a motorcycle given its size and power capabilities. Speeding increases the chances of accidents occurring since it reduces reaction time and makes it more difficult to maneuver in hazardous situations. 

4. Take Breaks

Riding for long periods of time can be tiring both physically and mentally for any driver — regardless of experience level. Taking breaks every few hours is important to help ensure that you remain alert and attentive behind the wheel so don’t be afraid to take them if needed! 

Give Us A Call

 Following these safe riding tips can help ensure that new motorcycle drivers have an enjoyable experience while minimizing their risk. For more tips, call All Nations Insurance today. We serve the Renton, WA area. 

State Requirements for Motorcycle Insurance

When you relocate to the state of Washington, let All Nations Insurance serving Renton, WA help you update your auto insurance. Each state in the US has its own minimum requirements for auto insurance. You typically have 30 days to update your auto insurance to that of your new state.

State Minimums

In Washington, you can add to your insurance policy many add-ons, but you must carry the following state minimums:

  • Liability for injuries or death in the amount of $25,000 per person per accident,

  • Liability for injuries or death in the amount of $50,000 total per accident,

  • Liability for property damage to another person’s or organization’s property in the amount of $10,000 per accident.

The minimum insurance protects you from financial loss if you cause an accident that harms others or their property. While the minimum insurance does meet legal requirements, you’ll probably want to purchase full coverage.

Full Coverage Protects You and Your Vehicle

When you buy full coverage, that means you also have comprehensive, collision, personal injury protection (PIP), and roadside assistance coverage. While liability insurance protects you from financial loss from a lawsuit, it does nothing to protect your vehicle or health. Comprehensive and collision pay for damages to your vehicle from single-vehicle accidents, named perils, such as fire or tornado, and situations like a deer running out in front of your car. Roadside assistance provides the tow truck. PIP coverage pays your medical bills if you get hurt in an accident.

Contact All Nations Insurance serving Renton, WA for more information on auto insurance in Washington state. Let our insurance agents help you obtain the coverage you need to meet the state’s legal requirements and protect yourself on the road.

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