Safety: How To Ride Your Bike Safely


How To Ride Your Bike Safely

Safe Ride – Riding on your motorcycle is a different kind of experience. You feel intimately connected with the environment around you with the wind blowing against your face.

Eventually, your adrenaline goes up, and something inside you makes you want to push a bit harder on the throttle. However, wait for a second right there. Just because you want to ride at very high speeds doesn’t mean you should. Therefore, you must always have a high degree of self-awareness on the road. Also, in monsoons, bikes tend to slip, which makes riding them even more challenging. So, let’s go through some tips to have a safe ride.

Riding In The Rain

Rain riding is hazardous. Because water can considerably reduce traction, your chances of skidding and losing control increase tenfold. Therefore, in such a scenario, follow the tire tracks of the vehicles in the front. It will help you have an idea of the condition of the road, especially during flooding. Also, avoid moving too close to the vehicles ahead of you to have a safe ride. Otherwise, you may not see what’s directly in front. Moreover, if the car ahead of you applies the brakes, there is a fair chance of collision.

How To Ride Your Bike Safely
How To Ride Your Bike Safely

Keep A Clear Mind For Safe Ride

Before anything, understand that motorcycles aren’t toys. Therefore, losing your focus is an open invitation to accidents. Also, bikes don’t have protective windshields and metal structures. Hence, your mind is the only thing you can count on to protect yourself.

In other words, if you are feeling sick, tired, emotional, or even a bit distracted; It is better to leave your bike in the garage. Indulge in some other activity till you get your mind right before you hop on to your motorcycle again.

How To Ride Your Bike Safely
How To Ride Your Bike Safely

Eyes On The Road For Safe Ride

As humans, our minds tend to drift off if we keep on doing something for long.  Same is the case while riding your bike. To have a safe ride, it is of paramount importance to stay focused on the road ahead. Because daydream while riding and you may have to enjoy a trip to the hospital.

Therefore, The Motorcycle Safety Foundation came up with a strategy. Also known as SEE (search, evaluate, execute), this approach keeps your mind focused on the ride.

It would help if you continuously scanned the traffic and road conditions. If you see a potential hazard, then you execute evasive actions. It’s that simple!

Practice Emergency Actions

We know that driving while drunk is a gateway to casualties. Even though you are okay, the one riding beside you may be drunk. However, emergency actions don’t come naturally to all riders. They panic and give way to disaster. Therefore, it would help if you practice emergency braking and steering in an empty area. Practice trains your mind to execute those actions in the event of a potential accident. Also, the more time you spend with your bike, the better you’ll get at riding it.

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