WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2010 – With helmets ready and engines revving, motorcyclists are ready for the warm May weather and opportunities to ride their bikes again. To call attention to May being the nation’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, GEICO is promoting a safety video featuring its pro riders Danny Eslick and Michael Barnes with reminders on how to stay a little more safe on the road. Some highlights of the video on GEICO's Powersports site include:
- Prepare your bike, your body and your brain. Check the tire pressure, clutch and brake levers before starting your ride. Be sure fluid levels are full and test the lights and horn if you’re riding on the street.
- Dress for the crash, not the ride. Make sure you are prepared for anything by wearing gloves, eye protection and a helmet.
- Don’t turn the key until you’ve turned off the noise. Driving distracted in any vehicle is dangerous, but when you’re up against multi-ton cars be focused and alert when riding your bike.
- Not every crash can be avoided, but there’s a lot you can do to avoid a crash. Practice emergency breaking and focus on your balance – the smoother you ride the better. Remember to get practice riding with passengers as the riding experience is much different than riding alone.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.