Motorcycle Safety

Safety is always in style.

Skulls might look cool on your gear. But no one wants to be one.
That’s where safe-riding practices come into play.

South Dakota has more motorcycle riders per capita than any other state.
We love the open road – but that means a bigger need for safety, too.

Motorcycle Crash Statistics

  • Due to summer riding and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, about 70% of South Dakota’s total motorcycle fatalities occur during July, August and September.
  • 70% of the people involved in fatal crashes in SD are from other states.
  • Over half of all motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle.
  • Nationwide, nearly a third of motorcycle riders killed in crashes were also drunk (2019).

We can save lives by wearing the right gear, riding sober, riding within our limits, educating motorists and getting familiar with routes, conditions and speed factors before a ride.

Safety Tools

In South Dakota, we’re passionate about motorcycles, but we’re also passionate about saving the lives of riders and drivers on our roadways. So enjoy South Dakota’s scenic rides, pigtail bridges and monumental views. Just make sure to review the right safety tips to go along with them.

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