Thinking about taking out the bike? Remember to wear a helmet and follow all traffic signals and laws. Only carry the people and things your bike is intended to carry. If your bike is designed to safely carry a passenger, be sure everyone is wearing a helmet. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you ride, or what you ride. In 2013, helmets saved an estimated 1,630 lives and $2.8 billion in economic costs. The average speed of a motorcycle just before a crash is less than 30 miles per hour.