The new riding season is just around the
corner, are you ready for the road?
It is possible to lose a sense for riding
in traffic when you've been driving in a cage all winter.
Before hopping on your motorcycle and
taking to the street remember to maintain your presence.
Wear bright colors
Use turn/hand signals
Flash brake lights to alert those
Watch for potential hazards
Remember that traffic is unpredictable.
Stay smart and assume the worst so you're prepared and not caught by surprise.
Take a few moments to get
reacquainted with your motorcycle.
Gain your balance with BCrider's low speed
Follow your quest to become a
Read these scenarios to get into
the ride mind
The Classic Tailgate Scenario:
The driver behind is tailgating you. What do
Slow down, providing a cushion of space
between you and the vehicle ahead, enabling room to maneuver if necessary.
Use your brakes slightly to alert the tailgating driver.
Change lanes if possible. Don't challenge a cage, you won't win.
Avoiding a Rear Ender:
Waiting at an intersection you are at your
most vulnerable. What to do to avoid being rear ended?
Be alert, always check mirrors and have space
in front for evasive action. Being small a motorcycle can blend in with the scenery,
especially from behind. Flash your brake lights in warning before coming to a complete
stop. Then keep brakes on for further visibility.
Avoiding accident with a Left
A vehicle approaching from the other direction
turns left in front of you. How to avoid a collision?
Be cautious of the other drivers, they are
unpredictable and may not see you. Always cover your brakes and slow down when approaching
an intersection, even if you have the right-of-way. Maintain a space of safety in case you
have to swerve out of the way.
It is difficult to predict all the possible scenerios while riding. The key is to maintain
a cushion of space to provide more reaction time, whatever the situation may be.
Cover the brakes during
uncertainty and also use the horn to convey your presence if necessary.