Quick Tips for Safe Motorcycle Driving - Pompano Pat's Motorcycles
You are never done learning to ride a bike. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, there are always things to learn on top of what you know and are capable of. Be it a two-week vacation trip with your friends, or a quick drive to the nearby market for some essentials, there are several things you can do to make sure your motorcycle driving is safe and pleasurable.
Wouldn’t it be great if the road was always even and without bumps?
Unfortunately, there are always potholes, bumps, uneven roads, lost riding moments, breakdowns, and more. The best way to stay away from these types of problems and keep them from interfering with your enjoyable riding experience is to remain prepared. You can easily improve your own safety along with your vehicle and passengers by not only knowing and following the rules and regulations of the road, but also by always practicing calm and courteous driving.
You should ensure that your motorcycle is properly checked and well-maintained. It is important to check that all fluids and crucial systems; including lights and brakes, are in perfect working order. It is not possible for you to predict and prevent all vehicle breakdowns and failures, but the risk can certainly be reduced by properly maintaining your Pompano Pat’s Motorcycle.
You need to confirm that you, as a driver, and any other passengers are well seated on the motorcycle. This means sitting squarely on the center of the seat with hands holding onto the rider or handlebars and feet on the foot pegs. Also, you and passengers should always wear protective helmets. Wearing a helmet is a common sense safety precaution, even if not the law in every state or country.
Practicing defensive driving is one of the most vital precautions in order to ensure safety. This doesn’t mean you need to drive extremely slow, but you should be extra careful all the time, and keep in mind the safety of others on the road. Defensive driving involves a few basic driving tips that are aimed at helping you keep focused on the road, raise your consciousness of the surroundings, and prepare you for a quick reaction to avoid crashing or laying your bike down, causing damage to yourself or the body of your motorcycle.
Take a look at sample list of safe and defensive driving practices and skills:
- Steer clear of distractions. Avoid mobile phones and other devices that can divert your concentration, even with hands-free features.
- Try to anticipate what would happen in case you needed to slam on the brakes.
- Do not drive when you are feeling sleepy or drowsy; take a break by getting some rest after you pull over in a safe location or designated rest area.
- Keep both hands placed on handlebars firmly, yet comfortably.
- Do not continually concentrate your attention to the road ahead; instead keep your eyes moving and frequently check mirrors along with other views.
Riding a motorcycle safely requires judgment as well as skill. If you have chosen to ride a motorcycle as part of your daily life, learning to make the experience safer should increase the enjoyment level as well as your own riding confidence. The successful use of your skills will be rewarding and should increase your level of enjoyment.