The following tips will help keep you and other road users safe.
Make sure you:
- anticipate the actions of others.
- are alert and observant
- can slow down and stop if the unexpected happens.
- position yourself in the safest and best place to maximise your visibility of potential hazards.
- take a 'lifesaver' glance over your shoulder before carrying out manoeuvres, so you know where others are and what they’re doing.
- Consider further skills training to improve your performance and safety on the road such as a Bike Safe Course. Visit www.bikesafe.co.uk Some local authorities will offer a subsidised rate for residents who live (and sometimes work) in their authority area.
- Fall off your bike and tarmac will shred through your jeans in seconds. Wearing the right gear is just as important to your safety as servicing your motorcycle and knowing how to ride it.
- Wear bright or florescent gear during the day and reflective gear at night.
- Bikers must wear a protective jacket, gloves, boots and trousers.
- Choosing the right helmet could help save your life.