If you have been keen enough, then it is a fact that over the past few years you must have noticed that there has been an increase in the numbers of the motorcycling accidents that occur on our highways. A number of these accidents are actually a result of the negligence of others who use the roads alongside the motorcyclists such as truck drivers who for a reason or another failed to pay attention to a motorcyclist on the road. Yeah, it is a fact that as motorists it is just not practical for you to control the actions of the other road users with whom we use the same roads, the fact that we need to be alive to is that there are some tips that we need to carry and be mindful of as we seek to make a safe use of the roads on our own. In this post, we will be taking a look at some of the tips that when followed will quite serve to keep you as a rider of a motorcycle as safe, avoiding danger as some of the experienced riders have managed.
First and foremost as a motorcyclist keen on avoiding motorcycling accidents, you need to assume that you are just not visible. This is the sad reality and it is that a number of the cases of motorcycling accidents involving other drivers have been as a result of the other drivers failing to pay attention to the motorcyclists as they could not see them. This is the one fact that you need to understand and then get down to following some of the specific tips as we have discussed below.
As we have now come to terms with the sad reality that a number of the drivers who rear-end us, ram over us or even turn left in front of us on the road, we need to then do all things possible so as to help them notice us on the road. One of the things that you need to do as you ride so during the day is to ride with your high beams on and as well have on your brightly colored gear that are designed for motorcyclists.
The second thing that you need to think of as you ride safely on the road as a motorcyclist is to avoid riding in the blind spots. One of the very common blind spot areas that you will often find a number of the motorcyclists riding on is such as the riding right alongside a truck’s back wheel. For the sake of your safety as a motorcyclist using the roads alongside other cars and seeking to have maximum safety you need to ensure that you ride on the part that ideally places you in full sight of the truck or car driver.
One other tip that you need to have paid attention to is that of the need to be as cautious as you wait at the stop signs.