Slow your roll, 





to see.

There’s nothing like hitting the wide-open road with your bike. To make sure you can enjoy Montana’s scenic roads from your motorcycle, it’s important to ride safely.

Four steps every
motorcyclist should take.

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Helmets save lives

In a crash, an unhelmeted motorcyclist is 40 percent more likely to suffer a fatal head injury and 15 percent more likely to suffer a nonfatal injury than a helmeted motorcyclist. Always wear a Department of Transportation-approved helmet.

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Slow down

Following the speed limit can help you maintain control
of your bike. As weather conditions change, be sure to change your speed to compensate for low visibility, slick roads and ice.

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Expand your skills

Learning how to safely operate your motorcycle can
keep you safe. There are a variety of courses taught throughout the state. Find more information here.

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Impaired driving is dangerous

Never operate a motorcycle if you’ve been drinking or using drugs. You put your life and other drivers at risk when you operate any vehicle while impaired.

Cars aren’t the 



on the roads.

Look out for motorcyclists. Save a life. Look twice.

As drivers with four wheels, we must look out for our two-wheeled friends. Here are some simple steps you can take to ensure you’re aware of motorcyclists on the road.

Look twice

It’s a simple act, but looking twice can be the difference between side-swiping a motorcyclist and making sure everyone gets to their destination safely.

Give plenty of braking distance

Aggressive driving, including tailgating and speeding, decreases the safety of everyone on the road, yourself and motorcyclists included.

Turn signals

Using your turn signals helps bikers predict your movements. Whether it’s an upcoming turn or a simple lane change, always use your turn signals.


The percentage of motorcyclist fatalities that occurred in Montana who were between the ages of 35-64.
Per vehicle miles traveled, motorcyclists are 24 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash.
The percentage of motorcycle drivers killed in Montana who were alcohol-impaired (BAC +0.08).

Based on 2021 data from NHTSA's FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System).

“Bikers can be easy to miss. That’s why I check twice before turning or changing lanes.”

— Tony, Havre

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