Safe Riding Tips

Although it’s important to always make sure your vehicle has a regular car service, there are other important tips you should know about when writing your bike. It’s easy to underestimate the benefits of a systematic approach to writing a motorbike, but the most experienced riders will tell you that it is a safety first approach which will give you the most enjoyment.

In fact, many of the best writers in the world adopt a systematic approach when it comes to safe riding. This system begins before you even hop on the bike and continues right through your trip. Once you have mastered a few basic facts and adopt a regular routine you will find yourself enjoying a ride even more knowing that you have an automatic safety system in operation.

There are a couple of tips to point you in the right direction when it comes to safe riding.

The first point of your safety system should be to check your bike completely before you start your trip. So, first check your tyres and wheels and make sure that the air pressure is appropriate and that your tread spokes bearings and breaks are all in good condition with no signs of cracking or damage of any sort.
Next, take sure your helmet is checked for signs of damage or uneven wear and tear. The straps should be in pristine condition without any fraying and you should always put your hell on before getting on for motorcycle. If you have ever been involved in an accident the helmet should be thrown away and replaced with a new one.
Make sure it is easy to see you. This means wearing clothing which is easily visible by other motorists. Your clothing should be light or white coloured and bright and fluorescent if at all possible. Also, your headlights should always be on to increase your visibility and it makes you easier to see in potential blind spots or when travelling in heavy traffic.
When Jim Morrison wrote the immortal words “keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel” he may as well have been a riding instructor! By looking well down the road and always keeping an eye out for upcoming traffic you will be better able to anticipate any potential dangers.
Adjust your riding style to suit the road you are travelling on. For instance asphalt can break up or become uneven in icy conditions, whereas a cement road may be less slippery but will contain grooves to allow water run-off. You need to be careful of changing surfaces and adjust your style accordingly.
Always drive defensively. This means maintaining a safe speed at all times consistent with driving conditions. Also, be aware of your own skill level and scale down your speed to match. Always assume that other drivers cannot see you and take a safety first approach at all times.

Your auto mechanic is a great source of technical information which could help you keep your bike in tiptop condition, but you need to take a personal systematic approach to maintain a good safety record. Above all a regular auto service is vital.


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