Motorcycling accidents are some that we have seen on the rise over the recent past. Most of these accidents are by and large caused by the negligence of the other road users who for some reason failed to take notice of the motorcyclists with whom they use the roads. Yeah, it is a fact that as motorists it is just not practical for you to control the actions of the other road users with whom we use the same roads, the fact that we need to be alive to is that there are some tips that we need to carry and be mindful of as we seek to make a safe use of the roads on our own. 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.
One of the safety measures to help you avoid motorcycling accidents is to assume that no one sees you. This is the sad reality and it is that a number of the cases of motorcycling accidents involving other drivers have been as a result of the other drivers failing to pay attention to the motorcyclists as they could not see them. Essentially, this is the one fact that you need to make sure that you have noticed and appreciated as a motorcyclist so as to read yourself for following some of the specific tips as we have outlined under.
As we have now come to terms with the sad reality that a number of the drivers who rear-end us, ram over us or even turn left in front of us on the road, we need to then do all things possible so as to help them notice us on the road. 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. One of the very common blind spot areas that you will often find a number of the motorcyclists riding on is such as the riding right alongside a truck’s back wheel. Safety will advise that for you to ride safe even alongside cars, think of an area that places you right in the view of the drivers.
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.