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Safe Riding

 

When it comes to riding a motorcycle, your enjoyment and your safety depend on your control of your motorcycle as well as your understanding of the traffic conditions around you.

 

Here are some tips to ensure that you have a safe trip while riding your motorcycle.


  1. Always follow the rules. Never drink before getting on your motorcycle. Make sure that you have proper training and license before you ride a motorcycle.
  2. Always wear proper safety gear and comfortable clothes. Never get on a motorcycle without a helmet. It is the most important safety gear you have. When using a helmet, make sure that the helmet fits your head properly and always fasten the helmet strap.
  3. Ensure that your tyres' treads are at least 1mm deep. Worn-out tyres should immediately be changed.
  4. If your helmet has hit a hard surface or has received a heavy blow, it is time to get a new helmet. Your helmet is designed to absorb a heavy blow only once.
  5. To protect your eyes, wear a helmet with approved shield, a pair of goggles, or shatterproof glasses. Make sure that you can see clearly through your eye protection. Always keep your eye protection clean and free from scratches.
  6. Leather jacket with a zippered vent is the best jacket for a motorcycle rider because it is comfortable to wear even in hot weather. Likewise, leather pants make suitable pants for the rider. Leather affords good protection against abrasion and the elements due to the thickness of the material.
  7. Always wear gloves to protect yourself from heat and from injuries that may arise should you fall.
  8. To protect your feet, wear over-the-ankle boots made preferably from leather. Make sure that the soles are not slippery in order to avoid tripping when you get off your motorcycle.
  9. Keep a good rainsuit in case you are caught in the rain.
  10. Ear protection such as disposable foam plugs is recommended to protect your ears from damage caused by long-term exposure to engine noise. But make sure that you can still hear important sounds like car horns!
  11. Brightly colored clothes are preferable to dark clothes because the better people can see you, the less likely they will run into you. For biking sin the night, wear clothes that can reflect light. You can also put reflective strips on your helmet and the back of your boots for this purpose.
  12. Always service your motorcycle at a trusted and reliable repair shop regularly to avoid malfunction.
  13. Keeping your motorcycle clean regularly is important to avoid accumulation of dirt in places that can impair the function of your motorcycle and cause an accident.
  14. Check your battery every month to ensure that the fluid level is where it should be.
  15. Always keep a tool kit and your bike manual with you when you go on a ride. You never know when you may need them.
The information on this page is for educational purposes only. While we try to ensure that the information is correct, timely, and accurate, we cannot guarantee that this is always the case. Therefore, you should always check with your local traffic department and other relevant authorities for the most up-to-date information on road safety.