When riding a motorcycle, safety should always be your top concerns. Take precautions to keep yourself and your passengers safe while you are on the road. Consider some of the following safety tips before you ride to prevent a potential accident:
- Check your lights and turn signals to make sure that they work.
- Make sure that your tire pressure is adequate.
- If you have a chain-drive on the rear wheel, make sure that it’s in good condition and is tensioned properly.
- When you roll off, check your brakes to be sure that they work.
Here are some of the most important safety tips to consider when riding:
- Always be on the look out for potential hazards.
- Wear a helmet and other safety gear.
- Keep a safe distance from other vehicles, and always have your headlights at night and during all unfavorable conditions so that other drivers can see you.
- Stay out of the blind spot of other vehicles.
- Be especially careful at intersections, and make sure that you check for traffic coming from behind and on your side.
- Be smart when you pass other vehicles, and avoid passing on curves or corners.
- Avoid riding at dusk, as this is the most dangerous time for motorcyclists because people’s eyes are beginning to adjust from daylight.
Riding with a Passenger
If you are riding with a passenger, make sure that you follow the minimum age requirements that may be imposed by your state. Also ensure that your passenger limits his/her movements and limits leg movement in order to avoid burn injuries from the muffler.
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