Motorcycles, in case you missed the newsflash, are dangerous. And if you're not aware of that fact, there are countless friends, family members, and complete strangers who are happy to remind you with gory stories of death, dismemberment, and gore.
But contrary to the contrarians, there are loads of things we can do as motorcyclists to reduce our exposure. If you recall the Governor's Highway Safety Association's report which found that motorcycle fatalities plateaued between 2010 and 2011, that study also indicated there are five basic steps that can help you reduce the odds of getting offed on a bike.
To read their tips, check out this list of Five Ways to Cheat Death on a Motorcycle.
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