Over the past few years, we have seen a rather unprecedented rise in the number of motorcycling accidents on our roads. 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 look at some of the simple rules that when you will follow will certainly get you on the safe side as you use the roads on your motorcycle and as such avoid a motorcycle accident.
First and foremost as a motorcyclist keen on avoiding motorcycling accidents, you need to assume that you are just not visible. 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.
As a motorcyclist seeking safety as you ride on the road, avoid as much as you can riding on the blind spots. Some examples of the blind spots so common with many of the motorcyclists are such as riding right alongside a truck’s back wheel. One tip to carry with you even as you ride alongside other cars is to make sure that you are always riding on that part of the road that actually places you quite well in the view of the truck or car driver.
You need to as well be on your caution as you wait at the stop signs.