Motorcycle Safety 101: Staying Safe on Two Wheels

They say that a motorcycle is made more risky to ride on because of the fact that you’re balancing on two wheels. If you can have accidents riding a car, then it’s worse when you ride a motorcycle. That’s why when someone gives you an advice on the safety gears and ways to keep yourself safe on the road, you should probably listen.

Here are a few things you should know and keep in your mind about riding motorcycles.

Know how far you can go

Figure out for yourself if you want to ride like a daredevil—on roads that are not busy, of course—or if you’re riding to get from one place to another. Ride according to how good you feel your skills are. If you fail to make this crucial study, you may find yourself in accidents or even the cause of one.

Have anti-lock installed

Just as you’d invest in an anti-lock brake when riding a car, so should you invest in one on your motorcycle. Having anti-lock brakes on it doesn’t only protect you; it’s your responsibility as a grown-up rider on a road full of other people trying to get to places like you. It is also your duty as a responsible citizen to make sure your fellow riders are safe.

Practice your riding skills

Always make sure that your skills as a rider is up to par. That goes along with making sure nothing is wrong with your motor cycle. Take rides even if you’re not going anywhere; just a stroll in your neighborhood is fine. Learn your motor cycle inside and out. Short of becoming a full-fledged rider, you’ll be making the road a safer place by learning your motor cycle.

Keep your speed level

If the road you’re traveling on has a speed limit, make sure to follow it. It’s not only the law—it’s your responsibility to make sure everyone’s safe, most especially you. Leave the daring stunts and the speed devil dash on the roads less traveled and be a mature motorist if you’re on a busy road. It makes it easier for you to avoid accidents also when riding within the limit.

Know your bikes

New to riding? Always pick a model that’s just right for your skill and your experience as a rider. It’s okay to aim high, but leave the more complicated models for when you’re an experienced rider. For now, buy your motor cycle in accordance with your level as a rider. You’re also going to have an easier time choosing a model this way.

Be alert

Always be on the guard especially when you’re riding. Anything can happen—an accident may have occurred further down; the weather may suddenly change; a truck may have brought more sand than usual on the road. Always keep your speed level and your eye sharp to avoid accidents.

Those are only a few tips to make sure you stay safe on the road. Mind the other motorists you’re on the road with. You should be more careful if you’re riding a motorcycle. Even if you’re zipping through traffic easier, it’s more likely you’ll get into an accident if you’re careless.