Watch this excellent Motorcycle Safety “Behind the Handlebars” Video by BlinkyCab on YouTube!
HOT TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDING SAFETY:
Always keep enough distance in front of your motorcycle and the vehicle in front of you. It is also good to keep “Space Cushions” in the lanes to your left and right so as not to get boxed in by traffic. Keep Safety Space around you and your bike at all times.
2.) LANE POSITION
Because a Motorcycle is smaller than a car, you have a choice of choosing between three (3) positions of your lane: left, center, and right. Choose your safest lane position by paying close attention to traffic and your surrounding environment. Generally, It is best to avoid the center of the lane as it may be slick or slippery since that is where most vehicles leak fluids.
3.) BLIND SPOTS
Stay out of the Blind Spots of other drivers on the road. Many vehicles have an area of the road that is difficult to see from the driver’s position. These “Blind Spots” are usually about 45 degrees behind the driver’s left and right sides, and should be avoided by Motorcyclists. Always make sure the other drivers on the road can see you!
4.) SHOULDER / MIRROR CHECK
Use the Shoulder and Mirror Check technique early and often to check your blind spots so that you can remain aware of vehicles driving close to you and your motorcycle. Make it a habit to check before changing lanes… EVERY TIME!
Every road has a speed limit. Always obey the posted speed signs. Drive Smart. Drive Safe. Arrive Alive!
6.) EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
Don’t get comfortable with how other cars and trucks on the road might be driving. Always Drive Defensively. Protect yourself at all times by staying alert and safe!
7.) UNSAFE LOADS
Unsafe Loads: Be alert for pickup trucks and Big Rigs that may have loose loads and unsecured items. A ladder or a loose box could cause a very serious collision for a motorcycle or scooter.
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