The top five rules of the road for motorcyclists, according to Brehne, are: 1. Wear the right apparel, including eye protection, sturdy-grip shoes, jacket, and pants. 2. Wear an approved helmet by the DOT. 3. Ride smart by not driving aggressively. 4. Avoid alcohol and drugs. 5. Adhere to maintenance schedules, including tire and brake upkeep.