first published on January 21, 2019 by Luke P
There’s nothing quite like your first ride on one of the 318 curves of the Tail of the Dragon—one of the most famous roads surrounded by the Smokey Mountains of TN and the Cherokee National Forest in NC—at least not until you have your first wreck. Assuming you survived, not having the proper insurance and the right coverage could leave you with more than just a wrecked bike. So, before you hit the pavement, take a look at the best motorcycle insurance for police officers.
We’re going to go out a limb here and say, you probably knew Progressive was number one for motorcycle insurance. In fact, Progressive ranks at the top for most insurance options. And if you tell them you’re a police officer you can save a little bit of cash. Again, make sure you tell them because it’s not something that’s advertised very well. Just be prepared to show them proof, and you’ll be saving money in no time. Along with that, they offer a ton of discounts, especially if you can bundle with homeowner’s insurance and car insurance.
Dairyland provides Collision, Comprehensive, and Bodily Injury, as well as Replacement Cost, Rental Reimbursement, Roadside Assistance, and Optional/Special Equipment coverage. They also offer discounts to anyone who’s taken a safety riding course. Keep in mind, however, Dairyland Motorcycle insurance is a better option for infrequent riders. So, if you’re always working odd shifts, over time, going to court, and pretty much have no free-time to ride, this could be an option for you. However, If you’re out riding every weekend or using your bike as primary transportation, you’re better off going with a different provider.
If you’re looking for motorcycle insurance, why not get it from the people who know all about motorcycles? If you’re cruising the streets on your brand new Harley, with genuine Harley-Davidson parts, they’ll replace them with those same parts. So, unlike some companies who’ll give you the cheapest version of what you need, H-D will do exact replacements. H.O.G members also get a discount, as well as anyone who goes through their riding academy. We’d also like to mention, Harley-Davidson makes motorcycles meant specifically for law enforcement personnel and they give discounts on their bikes for your dedication to our communities. We simply like the fact that they’re so pro-LE.
Markel is an insurance company that wants your business, so much that they’ll give you a discount just for switching over to them from a different provider. They also offer customized coverage, and since they specialize in motorcycle insurance rather than home, auto, motorcycle, renters, etc., they claim they’re able to serve you more quickly. And since we know your time is valuable as a police officer or first responder, that’s a pretty big deal.