Motorcycle safety is important at all times, but this importance is amplified
at night. Be sure to stock up on the necessary safety gear before you leave the
Harley dealership. Always be on the lookout for other drivers, understand your own vision,
and maintain your headlights regularly. Here is a closer look at these
safety tips for riding your Harley at night.
Always Stay Alert
Even the most cautious and prepared motorcyclist is at the mercy of other
drivers on the road. This is why it is exceedingly important that you
always pay attention to other drivers and anticipate their actions. An
unfortunate amount of nighttime drivers tend to drive under the influence,
which makes the dark road even more dangerous for Harley riders. Always
keep an eye out for careless drivers and be ready to get yourself out
of a dangerous situation.
Understand Your Eyes
If you have trouble with your vision during the day, you will want to have
your eyes checked before riding at night. When you ride in darker conditions,
your eyes will dilate in order to let in more light. Unfortunately this
means that the problems you experience with your eyes during the day will
be amplified at night. Be sure to see an eye doctor and use eyeglasses
or contacts so that you can see the road and stay safe while riding at night.
Keep Your Headlights Working
Riding your Harley without working lights is both difficult and dangerous.
Other drivers may not notice you on the road, and you will have trouble
making out your surroundings. Properly functioning headlights will allow
you to recognize potholes, animals, and other vehicles rather than running
into them. Always check on your headlights before embarking on a motorcycle
tour of any length.
For more safety tips for riding your Harley at night, feel free to call
Harley-Davidson of Ocean County at (732) 367-7000. We are a Harley dealership serving New Jersey and we
specialize in new Harleys and safe clothing for motorcycles. Feel free
to stop in and see us or visit our website for more information.