GEICO is proud to support motorcycle safety month. Raising safety awareness among both riders and non-riders alike helps reduce the risk of heading out on two, whether it's down the block or down the coast.
You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
No matter how many rear tires you've burned though, motorcycle safety month is a great time to review some basic riding tips and to sign up for a safety course like those offered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF).
See What the Pros Have to Say About Safety
You may not be a professional racer but the same safety measures the professionals take apply in the real world. Watch GEICO Powersport's safety video featuring AMA Buell Riders Michael Barnes and Danny Eslick for their advice on how you can make every ride a safe ride.
Motorcycle Information Carrier Systems
Sounds pretty fancy, right? It's actually a simple and effective system designed to help paramedics and other emergency personnel assist you in the event that you go down and are unable to provide important medical history details to the people on the scene.
A motorcycle information carrier system attaches to the back of your helmet and holds a small form that lists any relevant medical information as well as emergency contact info. They're very inexpensive and if you're in the military you may be able to get one for free!
Motorcycles and the Military
The U.S. military is one of the groups most impacted by motorcycle accidents. Starting in late 2007 there was a twelve month period during which more Marines were killed in motorcycle accidents than by enemy fire in Iraq¹.
GEICO has a longstanding history with the government and members of the military so we're eager to do anything we can to raise motorcycle safety awareness among the men and women who protect our country. Two projects that GEICO has collaborated with the military on for 2009's motorcycle safety month are:
- GEICO Powersports donated 1,000 medical information carrier systems to be distributed at the Joint Services Motorcycle Safety Fair at the Pentagon on May 1, 2009.
- Through an arrangement with Cape Fox, 9,000 motorcycle information carrier systems will be distributed through the motorcycle courses they facilitate on military installations nationwide.