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How to Ride a Motorcycle Safely

By Edited Aug 23, 2016 2 2

If you are going to ride a motorcycle safely, learning the safety rules of the road are important. Motorcycles are much harder to see on the road which puts the motorcyclist at more risk. Practicing good safety strategies can improve your risk factor of an accident.

Things You Will Need

Motorcycle license

Step 1

Ride a motorcycle

Check mobility of the motorcycle before each ride. You should make it a habit to check the tires, cables and any light devices before proceeding to ride. After all, if something goes wrong while on the road, your life may be at stake. This is a good practice if you want to ride a motorcycle safely.

Step 2

Always wear a helmet. Head injuries are the worse and most dangerous injuries. Statistics have shown that those who wear helmets have significantly less injury to the head.

Step 3

If you want to ride a motorcycle safely, keep your headlights on at all times. Even during the day you should have your headlights on. This precaution may save your life. Motorcyclists are much harder to spot coming down the road. Having your headlights on will make you more visible to other drivers. This is one of the best ways to ride a motorcycle safely because this is the biggest reason why accidents happen.

Step 4

Wear clothes that will protect you. Do not wear shorts, sandals or slip on shoes. If you do have an accident, you will get hurt worse if you wear clothes or shoes that put you at risk. If you lose your footing while wearing inappropriate shoes, it may cause you to have an accident. If you have an accident and are thrown from the bike or fall under the bike, you clothes may protect you from a far worse injury if you are dressed properly. If your shoes are not the kind that covers your foot properly, you can even burn your foot or ankle while riding a motorcycle as the parts on a bike can get very hot. This is especially true for passengers.

Step 5

Do not operate a motorcycle if you have been drinking. Studies have shown that approximately 50% of motorcycle accidents involve alcohol use. This makes sense because if you are drinking, you will be much slower to react to situations that may only allow a couple of seconds decision to avoid an accident. Operating a motorcycle safely takes responsible decision making. It is never worth the risk as your life and the lives of others may be involved.

Tips & Warnings



Sep 13, 2009 2:25pm
Great tips on riding motorcycles I used to have one, but it got stolen just like my laptop.
Oct 14, 2010 8:45pm
These tips can be helpful for both new and old motorcyclists. But if ever you got involved in a motorcycle collision, you should also know what to do.

@Sonni: That's too bad. Maybe you need to keep your things secure next time.
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