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If you have never ridden a motorcycle before, it’s the coolest and best feeling ever. Balance, bravery, a positive mentality and especially SAFETY are all really important qualities someone must have to ride a motorcycle. In order to get a motorcycle license, a motorcycle safety course is required. In Michigan, the steps to get your motorcycle license include taking 2 basic rider courses, getting an endorsement, and pay the fees necessary.

There are two options in getting endorsed for a motorcycle license in Michigan. The first option is to take a rider skills test (RST) and the second option is to take a motorcycle safety course. Essentially taking the safety course is better because you get to learn more about riding safely. Simply taking the RST will only be based off of your initial knowledge, whereas the safety courses are able to teach you what to do in the event of an emergency. Completing a motorcycle rider education course is a good way to ensure you have the correct instruction and experience it takes to ride a motorcycle.

Safe motorcycling takes balance, coordination, and good judgment because controlling the motorcycle itself is a challenge. Being a responsible motorcycle driver means checking your Tires and wheels, controls, lights and mirrors, oil and other fluids, chassis and stands; all remembered as TCLOCS. Being a responsible motorcyclist also means wearing as much protection as you can. Wearing a helmet is the most important gear to have and to wear on every single ride. It is a requirement to have a DOT approved helmet. Wearing long sleeves and long pants with a reflective jacket will save your skin in a motorcycle accident, especially if you end up sliding.

There are a lot of things to learn when it comes to motorcycle safety. The more you know, the safer you will be, and in turn the more fun you will be able to have. Being safe means that you can ride longer and not get injured or possibly injure others. Taking these safety courses is really important because it can save you and others around you. Riding a motorcycle is so much fun, make sure that you are covered with LA Insurance.