An analysis of on-road accidents shows that a large number of such incidents include involvement of a motorcycle. Personal Injury Lawyer in Kitchener know that riders that care about safety issues can work to lower the frequency of such motorcycle-related accidents. Indeed, anyone that hops onto a motorcycle’s seat should know at least a few basic facts.
Precautions that should be taken
• Avoid speeding; ride at the posted rate of speed.
• Understand the link between braking and skidding. The application of maximum brake pressure increases the chances for the motorcycle to skid.
• If accepting a passenger, share tips on what to do at the time of an accident. Encourage passenger to offer help, by watching for an approaching vehicle.
Respect the rules about braking
• When you plan to brake, get off the throttle and shift down to the front gear.
• Get in the habit of applying both sets of brakes, both those on the front wheel and those on the rear wheel.
• Realize that you do not get an instant stop, when applying the brakes. For that reason, keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.
Proper braking is essential when stopping, or when attempting to slow down. That means increasing the amount of pressure that is applied to the front wheel, while reducing the amount of pressure on the rear wheel.
Rules about group riding
Stay in a line, one rider at the front of that line, and the other riders forming a line behind that lead rider. It is important that you do not create a line that goes between 2 different lanes.
Acts that threaten a rider’s safety
• Combining your ride with enjoyment of a distraction. Do not listen to music while traveling down the road. If you wear ear phones, you are less likely to hear the approach of another vehicle.
• Riding while under the influence of alcohol; riding while under the influence of drugs.
• Failing to practice the skills learned, before venturing out onto the road.
• Failing to wear a helmet. Failing to wear other protective clothing. At night and on a cloudy day, it helps to wear a fluorescent vest. Go online and shop for one.
• Not bothering to attend any classes before hopping onto your motorcycle’s seat.
• Not spending money on repairs for broken parts. A rider with a motorcycle that could have a breakdown at any minute poses a threat to other riders, as well as one to the person that is seated on the bike’s seat.
• Not reading the manual that has come with a new bike. Buying a second hand motorcycle, one that does not come with a manual. Ignoring the information that has been included in any printed material, especially material handed-out by a seller of new motorcycles.