July Fourth holiday is the most dangerous three-day stretch of the
year for motorcyclists
MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Fourth of July weekend means summer is officially here, and with that
comes family trips, grilling, lots of sun block and the perfect weather
to jump on your bike and get cruisin'. Before you kickstart your ride,
make sure you're covered. According to data collected over the past five
Insurance found that July 5-7 is the worst three-day period for
the number of motorcycle claims and accidents.
data also revealed that from 2009-2013:
- July 6 ranked the highest day of the year for motorcycle accidents and
Mondays garnered the most motorcycle claims and thefts
In 2013 specifically, the month of July had the greatest number of
Ensuring safety and proper protection are primary factors when
motorcycling. State-to-state regulations and helmet laws can vary as
well as a person's riding needs, so it is important to know what is
required as well as the general basics to consider.
"Be alert when you ride," said Scott Hall, Motorcycle Product Manager at
Progressive. "Traveling during the July Fourth holiday is always a new
adventure, but don't let your guard down. Pay close attention to your
surroundings, particularly in heavily-wooded areas with animals and at
intersections. Be cognizant of riding in blind spots of cars and trucks
since you're so much lower to the ground. As a rider, you don't have
anything around you to protect you, so you're in charge of your own
Commonly required coverage can include:
Injury & Property Damage Liability covers you if you're at
fault for an accident that injures another person or damages someone's
Coverage pays to repair or replace your motorcycle if it's stolen
or damaged in an accident.
pays to repair your motorcycle when you collide with another vehicle
Motorist provides coverage when the person at fault for an
accident doesn't have insurance or doesn't have enough insurance.
Payments covers the cost of necessary medical care you receive as
the result of a motorcycle accident and can be used regardless of who
is at fault.
To see an infographic showing strategies to ride safer when you're on
your motorcycle this holiday weekend, check out: http://at.progressive.com/everything-insurance/ride-safe-july-2014
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