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Keep Your Hands on the Handlebars: Why Using A Phone While Riding is Dangerous, and How To Ride Safely

To kick of Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, we want to remind you that riding safely starts with you - don't let your phone distract you while cruising around this summer.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, so let’s take a few moments to discuss the real danger posed by using your handheld phone while riding. It's not always other drivers that can pose danger to your ride - as most experienced motorcycle riders know, operating any kind of vehicle is dangerous enough without throwing in an extra distraction. That simple swipe of your finger on your phone can be just as deadly as speeding - and it’s certainly not worth the risk! These days more and more people are opting for phone mounts during long rides, but many still fill skeptical or unsure of what they offer. Let's look at why it is important to keep two hands firmly on the handlebars when you're out having some fun on two wheels this summer!

The Dangers of Handling Your Phone While Riding Your Motorcycle

Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience, but it also comes with serious risks. One of the biggest dangers is using a handheld phone while operating the vehicle. Many people don't realize that it only takes a split second of distraction to cause a catastrophic accident. Research shows that using a phone while driving or riding a motorcycle increases the risk of a crash by four times. The consequences of texting, making calls, or checking emails while on a motorcycle can be devastating. In addition to endangering the rider's life, it puts other drivers and pedestrians at risk too. It's crucial to avoid using a handheld phone while riding a motorcycle to prevent accidents and save lives.

Benefits of Having Your Phone Mounted Safely on Your Motorcycle

Besides keeping your phone zipped away in your bag or pocket, the number one way to stay safe is by mounting your phone securely on your motorcycle. Not only will this ensure that you're not distracted while riding, but it also means that you won't have to pull over to check directions or answer calls. Plus, with modern technology, your phone can be equipped with numerous helpful apps that make navigating and riding even easier. So, whether you're a seasoned rider or a beginner, investing in a phone mount is a smart move that can greatly enhance your motorcycle experience.

The Best Motorcycle Phone Mount
phone mounted to motorcycle handlebars with Mob Mount Claw

The Mob Mount Claw by Mob Armor is one of the best phone mounts you can get for your motorcycle. It securely attaches to any handlebar up to 2" with it's simple rubber-gripped claw, with no tools or assembly required for installation. This handlebar phone mount features an all-aluminum single-slide padded cradle to hold your phone snug in place, all while dampening the constant vibration of riding. Once the claw is locked in place, you can tilt the cradle mount up to 70 degrees and rotate 360 degrees, allowing you to set your phone to the perfect viewing angle for riding. You'll never have to worry again about missing the turn, or skipping that song that somehow made it into your playlist.

In Conclusion

Keeping your hands on the handlebars when you ride is essential to staying safe. With a quality phone mount like Mob Mount Claw by Mob Armor, you can securely attach your device to any 2” handlebar and enjoy the convenience of having it with you during long rides without worrying about being distracted from the road. The all-aluminum single-slide padded cradle ensures that your phone remains firmly in place even while riding over bumps and rough terrain, so you don't have to worry about missing turns or skipping songs! Investing in a motorcycle phone mount is an easy way to ensure both safety and convenience for riders everywhere this summer, so make sure you stay focused on the journey ahead - not on what's happening inside your pocket!

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