Motorcycling accidents are some that we have seen on the rise over the recent past. Quite a number of these accidents are actually caused by the cases of disregard of the other road users such as the cases of a truck driver who failed to take notice of the presence of a motorcyclist who as well was using the roads with them. Even though as a motorcyclist you will not quite be able to control the actions of the other drivers using the roads with you, there are certainly some steps that we can certainly take so as to help keep us far from the potentially dangerous situations while on the roads. We will be taking a particular look at some of the simple rules that you need to carry and bear in mind as a motorcyclist so as to help you avoid motorcycling accidents as much as has been the case with many of the experienced riders.
As one of the most important things that you need to do so as to help you with the need to avoid motorcycle accidents is to assume that you are practically invisible. Unfortunate as it may sound, the truth is that a number of the drivers who’ve been on the cases for motorcycling accidents often say that they never paid attention to the presence of the motorcyclists on the road 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.
Having so realized the fact that a number of the motorists run us over, turn left in front of us or rear-end us for the reason that they never notice us, then the next safety tip to have borne in mind and implement is to make sure that we have done all so as to help us be noticeable as motorcyclists. One tip is to ride with your high beams on during the day and wear the brightly colored motorcyclists’ gear.
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. A typical example so common with many of the motorcyclists is to ride alongside a car’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.
The other safety tip that you need to have in mind is that of the need to ensure that you are alert when you wait at the stop signs.