As we all know, motorcycles are very cool, fast, and consume less fuel. But riding a motorcycle can be dangerous if all the safety precautions are not followed.
In a 2016 survey, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely to die in road accidents than people in cars.
There are plenty of motorcycle riders who can drive safely and enjoy their bike rides. But this comes from following some basic motorcycle safety tips.
Here we’ve compiled some safety tips for motorcycle riders to make their rides safe.
1: Don’t Forget To Wear A Helmet
Wearing a helmet is the best way to safeguard yourself against head injuries. My best friend Sam always wears a helmet when he rides a motorcycle. A motorcycle rider without a helmet can experience severe head injuries.
2: Inspect Your Bike
Most people claim that every ride starts when you shift into first gear. Well, that’s correct, however, I like to inspect the bike before I ride. Things you should inspect every time before a ride include tire pressure, lights, fuel, and mirrors. Also, have a quick look around your bike, which will give you an idea if there are any loose bolts or other safety hazards.
3: Full Focus On-Road
When riding a bike it’s important for you to pay attention to the road. You need to be more alert and cautious than drivers of cars. This will let you know where to slow down and where to brake. Be careful while traveling through wet or slippery roads. Also, watch out while crossing railroad tracks because they can be slippery.
4: Complete A Safety Course
Riding itself requires experience, and you have to pass a test to earn a license to ride. Also there are several courses specially designed for motorcycle riders that help you to prevent accidents.
In these courses, you’ll be able to learn about the safety rules and laws in your country. You’ll also learn about how to avoid accidents more effectively.
5: Make Sure To Wear Your Safety Gear
The most important step before you head out is to get a safety kit for yourself and your partner. First of all, you need to cover yourself completely. Try to avoid wearing shots and slippers. You’ll need a safety jacket, boots that can cover up your ankles, safety pads for your knees and arms, protective gloves, and a fully covered helmet.
Is it necessary to wear safety gear if it is summer? My short and quick answer is Yes you must wear your safety gear. If it’s too hot, try to purchase a white helmet and lightly colored gear kit.
6: Inspect The Route
When you’re planning to head out on your motorcycle, make sure to learn about the route. Are there any motorcycles lanes? What are the speed limits? Knowing this information will help you to plan for a safe trip.