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The saying, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you” is not true when it comes to motorcycling, so learn all you can to operate your motorcycle legally and safely. A great resource for Madison motorcycle riders is the Wisconsin Motorcyclists’ Handbook, published by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT). You can download the file from the DOT’s website at Here are some of the topics covered in the handbook:

  • Requirements for operating Class 1 and Class 2 motorcycles, motor bicycles, and mopeds
  • Obtaining a Class M (motorcycle) license
  • Motorcycle laws
  • Choosing the right motorcycle for you
  • Using the correct gear and equipment
  • Using the process “SEE”: Search, Evaluate, Execute
  • Staying conspicuous to other drivers
  • Avoiding accidents
  • Handling potential hazards, such as slippery or uneven surfaces, railroad tracks, animals, and flying objects
  • Carrying passengers and cargo
  • Riding in groups of motorcycles
  • The effects of alcohol, drugs, and fatigue on motorcycle operation
  • Locating courses on motorcycle riding

The handbook contains a wealth of information for the Madison motorcycle rider, and it’s right at your fingertips. We at Hupy and Abraham also have FREE publications for you, such as tips on buying motorcycle insurance and what to do after a Madison motorcycle crash. If the need for a Madison motorcycle accident attorney arises, call us at our local number, 608-277-7777, or toll free at 1-888-277-4879. We would be happy to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your case.

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