Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating feeling and favorite past time for many. But it should be done with caution. These are seven valuable tips that any motorcycle enthusiast should follow if they want to remain as safe as possible.
Wear proper gear
Never get on your bike without a helmet that has a faceguard and protective eyewear. More people die from a motorcycle accident because they don’t wear one and suffer serious brain injury if there is an accident.
Always wear protective clothing and gear that will help minimize your injuries in case of a skid or other type of accident. Wear boots with nonskid soles and gloves. Consider attaching reflective tape to your clothing if you aren’t wearing bright clothes.
Watch the weather
Know the forecast and be cautious. Don’t be daring and head out in a thunderstorm or snowstorm. Roads are much more slick in these types of conditions.
Inspect your ride
Before heading out on a joy ride, inspect all parts of the motorcycle including brakes, loose nuts and bolts, tire pressure, oil leaks, lights, and fluids.
Be watchful of the road
Be as watchful of others as you are of yourself. Be positive that other motorists can see you and always avoid their blind spots.
Keep head and eyes up
Don’t get distracted by scenery, however beautiful, but rather be watchful for cars and people that are around you.
Ride solo until experienced
You need to be an experienced motorcycle driver before you attempt to have a passenger ride with you. It’s a huge responsibility to carry another person with you and you need to be comfortable.
Follow traffic rules
You should follow the same rules that car drivers follow. Just because you’re on a motorcycle doesn’t mean you are exempt from obeying traffic rules. Never weave in and out of traffic just because you’re on a smaller vehicle — this is a good way to get injured or even killed.