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Motorcycle Safety Tips

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- With gas prices on the rise and better weather heading our way, more people will start using their motorcycles for transportation.

To help reduce the risk of a crash, Richland police have some advice. They say riders should be aware of what's around them and that you should always wear a helmet and protective gear when you ride.

"You've got to have eye protection when you're on the road, if you're going at 25 miles per hour or 50 miles per hour, you can hit a bug or something and it will make it difficult to see," said Officer Jeff Bickford, with the Richland Police Department.

Also, Bickford says to be aware motorcycles will be in your blind spot so make sure to look over your shoulder before switching lanes.