April 2008 Safety Thoughts 

Potholes & Riding Strategies 

By Dave Hansen, Safety Officer 

 

Well, riding season is now here, but the long winter has amplified Michigan’s road hazards.  Current estimates are that 38% of Michigan’s roads are in poor or sub-par condition.  Much of this is because of potholes. Many of the potholes I’ve seen this year are showing up at the lane edges & are wide enough to catch or fully swallow a motorcycle’s front tire. This presents a serious concern for us as motorcyclists. 

Some strategies to help prevent damage or crashing due to potholes include: 

Ride Safe!