Riding a Motorcycle in the Rain

"I know it's not ideal, but is it safe to ride my motorcycle in the rain?"

Yes, you are right. It is not ideal or the safest time to be riding a motorcycle. Rain brings out oil and dirt in the road surfaces, which can make the roads slick and can lead to a Georgia motorcycle crash. However, it doesn’t have to stop you from riding all together. If you stay off of the roads during the first hour of the storm, it will help decrease those risks.

When rains are heavy, it is wise to pull off the road. If you chose to ride in light rain, you should make sure you are keeping your distance from other drivers, slow down, and avoid riding through puddles and over railroad tracks. Make sure your tires are not bald and have good traction before riding in the rain, and check to see if your suspension is set up correctly.

Look out ahead of you to notice if drivers are stopping or if there are obstacles in the roadway that you need to avoid, such as manhole covers, railroad tracks, or potholes. Also, get yourself the proper rain gear to ride in. If you are going to ride in the rain, prepare yourself and your bike accordingly and be aware of your surroundings in order to avoid an Atlanta motorcycle accident.