Spring is here and the rain is getting warmer! We dare say, it’s only a matter of weeks before the rain stops altogether – and it’ll be perfect riding weather!
While the number of registered motorcycles in the US has increased by over 25% in the past 15 years, it’s up a sharp 75% in Washington State. A growing number of folks are making the switch from four to two wheels in order to dodge the rising cost of gas. Others simply enjoy the lifestyle and the wind in their hair.
Whatever the motive – as soon as you go from car to bike, be prepared to double your focus on the road. Fatal motorcycle accidents are on the rise, and many of them could be avoided with proper safety training and precautions.
That’s why we are so thrilled to host Motorcycle Safety Training Courses by WMST in our office beginning in May. WMST is an approved provider of the Washington State DOL motorcycle training program.
Experienced instructors will provide you with the mental and physical skills you need to safety navigate roads and highways on a motorcycle. The course includes a classroom training in our office, then you will head out to practice hands-on driving skills.
For more information and to register, please visit gowmst.com.
If you are concerned about theft or damage to your bike, consider an affordable motorcycle insurance policy. Even though insurance for motorcycles is not required by law in Washingron State, at costs of $15,000 or more for customized bikes, it makes sense to protect your investment.
However, the most important part of a motorcycle policy may be the Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage it provides. If you are injured by an at-fault driver without any (or enough!) insurance, UIM will pay for your injuries, loss of income and rehabilitation.
For more information about Motorcycle Insurance, please click here or call us at 425-379-9200.