Riding a motorcycle has been an American symbol of “cool” for decades. Clint Eastwood, James Dean, Bob Dylan, Marlon Brando and other American “bad boys” have all helped the innovative means of transportation build such a reputation. Riding a motorbike is still considered to be a bit of a social statement by some, yet—in today’s day and age—people are more focused on safety then they were in the past.
With countless motorcycle accidents happening each and every year, it’s important to take into account a few basic safety precautions when riding atop a motorbike. From New York to Utah, here are some safety tips that all motorcyclists should follow to avoid accidents and serious injuries: