Riding a motorcycle is somewhat different from driving a car, SUV or any other four-wheeler vehicle. Even though traffic rules are the same and applicable for each driver, operating a motorbike requires some unique skills and proper biking gear, uniform and accessories to make sure safety on the entire road.
In simple words, a motorbike driver requires a combination of proper education, fundamental traffic rules and common sense to go a long way in his/her adventurous trip without any risk related to motorbike accidents. For this, we have discussed here a few of the essential motorbike riding related safety tips for adventure lovers.
Helmet with Face Shield and/or Protective Eye Wear
Wearing a helmet with protective eyewear and face shield is very much essential to safeguard yourself against any severe injury. Accordingly, you have to go with the one, which fits perfectly with the shape and size of your head, i.e. neither too loose nor too tight, while it should strap snugly beneath the chin. Moreover, you have to select a helmet based on the type and purpose of your riding, so that you stay protected optimally.
Select and Wear Appropriate Gear
Next, you have to make sure about wearing protective biking gear and clothing to reduce the extent of your injury in case of your bike skid or an accident. These include wearing boots equipped with nonskid boots, leather jackets, and leather attires, along with biking gloves. Each of these gears has significant roles in protecting your body from suffering any severe injury. Along with this, you should attach a few reflective tapes to your clothes, so that other drivers may find or see you quickly.
Strictly Follow Traffic Rules
Whether you opt to ride a bike in flat terrains or mountain regions, you should never forget following a few essential traffic rules. For instance, you should follow the speed limit strictly; as fast you drive your vehicle, you require a long time to stop it in case of an emergency. Besides this, you have to stay aware of essential local traffic rules and laws while traveling on the road.
Ride Your Bike in a Defensive Way
Never assume that other drivers can see you easily. This is because; approximately two-thirds of motorbike accidents take place when drivers violate any other rider right of his/her way. Hence, you should make sure to ride your bike with headlights turning on, stay out from the driver's blind spot and signal properly in advance while you should change your direction and watch for any turning vehicle. In other words, you have to drive your bike defensively.
Formal Riding Program and License before Riding
You should complete your structured riding related education program, obtain the license and undergo the required riding courses regularly to develop riding techniques and to boost your strategies related to riding your bike on the streets.
Rest and Acclimatization between Your Biking is Essential
Lastly, you should remember that drowsiness and fatigue would impair your ability to ride your bike. To avoid this, you have to take proper rest and acclimatization between your biking trip.
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