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Safety Tips
(Last updated on March 20, 2024)

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Tips for Riding in the Rain

Riding in the rain. No one likes to but sometimes you just get caught in it or need to be someplace. Here are just a few tips to get you to your destination a little safer.

1: If possible, wait a few minutes to let the oils/fluids and grit that has built up on the road run off the road, making the roads less slick. Wait longer if it's been awhile since it rained last.

2: Be seen. Wear a bright colored rainsuit. Fluorescent yellow or orange with reflective striping. Or bright riding gear.

3: Slow down and increase your following distance. Wet roads increase stopping distances.

4: Add lights to your MC, front and back. Do so before a time comes when you might have to ride in the rain. These lights will help you be more visible to others day and night in any riding conditions.

5: Use smooth throttle control so the rear tire does not slip out from under you.

6: Relax. Riding tense, in any conditions, makes for a tiring unsafe ride.

These are just a few tips to get you to your destination a little safer.

RWP, Ride Safe and Practice often.


Scott Grabowski
MWRC Safety Officer

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