When it comes to your safety, motorcyclists need to ride as carefully and as safely as possible.
If you ride a motorcycle then you know what it feels to have the open road under two wheels. It is a certain freedom that is hard to explain and something that car drivers may never understand. But as free and awesome as it is to ride a motorcycle, it does not come without its fair share of dangers. As a motorcyclist, you are way more likely to die from an accident due to the lack of protection one would get from a car. Here are a few tips on how you can reduce your chances of fatality and keep you injury-free.
- You should do your best to avoid a driver’s blind spot. Many drivers are not on the lookout for a sleek motorcycle and may not see you. What’s worse yet, is that not all drivers even bother to check their side-view mirror before making that lane switch.
- Approach every intersection with your fingers on the brakes, prepared for any evasive maneuvers.
- When you ride with others, avoid sharing the lane. Proper technique calls for one biker to follow the other in line.
- Never assume that cars see or hear you coming. If they have the radio on at full blast, they may not be aware of your presence until its too late.
- If you can see the driver’s eyes in the side-view mirror they can see you. Wait until you have locked eyes to make sure they see you before you pass them.
- Use the proper equipment in order to stay as safe as possible. This includes a helmet, gloves, knee and elbow pads, jacket, and pants.
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