How To Ride A Motorcycle Safely In Traffic


How To Ride A Motorcycle Safely In Traffic

As a motorcycle rider, you should learn different technics of cycling in different situations. For example, even if your area is not that busy all day, there are a few areas in other countries where a traffic jam is a common thing. So if you are ever planning to visit those countries, who knows maybe there would be a lot of difference in riding a motorcycle in those areas? That’s why you should learn how to ride a motorcycle safely in traffic. Urban areas need much attention as well as small towns do. If you are a beginner, these 5 tips will help you learn to ride a bike safely.

How To Ride A Motorcycle Safely In Traffic
How To Ride A Motorcycle Safely In Traffic

Keeps Your Eyes Open And Focus

Getting distracted by random things is a common concern, don’t let that get into you. You should always keep your eyes open and scan everything around you, focus on the road and your surroundings. Your only focus should be on the traffic before you. Just keep your head on a swivel to effectively ride in a busy environment.

Be Visible

When you are riding a cycle and trying to focus on everything around you, you should always be visible to let other cars and bikers notice you. Unfortunately, not every driver gets a clear view of you and that’s you should get ready for the other cars to merge without your knowledge. You don’t have to notice other drivers physical gestures to know if they can see you or not. Just watch their cars and front tires which will help you notice when the cars marge towards you faster.

Find Your Escape Lane

In heavy traffic areas, a simple fender-bender can be a game changer in an instant. That’s why planning out an escape lane is important to avoid any blunder that could block your path. Make a smart move when traffic enters your lane so that you can make an easy route to shake off the impact. You should also learn how to use your brake whenever required.

Be Careful While Entering Left Turns

Don’t ever take a left turn without even thinking about it. It is most probably one of the riskiest things a rider can do while riding in city traffics. Though you are absolutely visible, drivers can miss you especially when there are other cars around. If you really want to take a left turn, then either tap your horns or flash high beams to catch everyone’s attention. This would be better than leaving them unnoticed.

Check Out The Road Conditions In front

When you are scanning your surroundings, making yourself visible to other drivers’ eyes, it is also important to check the road condition ahead. Avoid large pothole or patch of loose gravel that can distract you and you will lose your track.

How To Ride A Motorcycle Safely In Traffic
How To Ride A Motorcycle Safely In Traffic

Do you have any other suggestion for the beginner riders? If you know some tips about how to ride a motorcycle, please don’t hesitate to share with us too. Also, let us know if I missed any important tip here.

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