Grass Clippings and Motorcycles: A Major Safety Threat

Grass clipping pose a hazard to motorcyclist safety.

As the weather warms up, you may be cutting your grass more frequently. However, if the grass clippings are left on the road, they can pose a hazard to some vehicles, particularly motorcycles.

Grass, and grass clippings, are about 85% water. It doesn’t matter if grass or lawn clippings are wet or dry if your mower blows them into the streets, experts say they can be a danger to motorcyclists. You may have never thought about it, but grass clippings can act like a sheet of ice in the middle of summer. As well, it can cause drainage and sewage problems.

You can cut the grass so that the discharge chute is aimed back at the yard. If you don’t want the clippings in your yard, simple rake them up. You won’t be able to keep every single blade of grass in your yard, but that’s understandable.

Grass clippings can be used as animal feed, compost, mulch, raised gardening beds, and recycling.