Riding a motorcycle is a lot of fun, but it can also be risky. Even if you are a great rider, all it takes is for a motorist to be a little sloppy or dangerous and you could end up in serious danger.
There are a few things that you can do to improve motorcycle safety. Firstly, when you are riding, make sure that you always wear leathers and a helmet – or at the very least, a helmet and jeans that are designed for motorbike wear. Normal ‘street clothes’ will not protect you from road burns if you come off at high speed. Get into the habit of wearing a high-vis jacket while you are riding too. This will attract the attention of motorists so that they know to give you space on the roads.
Make sure that you wear footwear that gives you the sensitivity you need to operate the brakes, so that you can control the vehicle properly.
Another thing that you need to be mindful of is the status of the bike itself. Make sure that you check the fluid levels, the tyre treads, and the lights before you ride, every single time. The last thing you want is for your indicators to stop working, and for you to be on the roads with motorists not knowing what to expect you to do next.
Motorcycle safety is serious business. You should make sure that you take care to keep your bike in a good state of repair. Don’t ride it if you are worried that it might have any faults, and don’t ride if you are tired or even slightly intoxicated. Even if you think you are ‘below the limit’ for your state, any impaired judgement and reaction time could be fatal.
Know Road Safety Rules To Help Prevent Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most devastating. For many people, the risk is enough to keep them off a motorcycle. Others enjoy riding their steel horses all over the place and even go to bike rallies. Are you one of those people? You have to be extra careful when you are riding a motorcycle because you are out in the open. Do you have a good helmet? Even if you have a helmet, that isn’t necessarily going to save you. Liken it to a bad accident where a seatbelt doesn’t save a motorist. Be careful out there on your motorcycle.