Riding a motorcycle is a pretty thrilling experience. It pumps up your adrenaline and lets you ride through wind with an adventurous feeling. However, you are much more vulnerable on a motorcycle, as in it’s just not that safe. There are a few tips that you should follow to make sure you have a safe experience of riding a motorcycle.
1. Wear a helmet
First and foremost, protect your head. Whenever a motorcycle is hit by a car or truck, the rider is thrown ruthlessly by the impact. Head injuries can be pretty fatal, so make sure your head is protected at all times.
According to data compiled by CDC, the risk of head injury is decreased by 70% by the use of a helmet. Helmets do not interfere with hearing or vision. Hence, that excuse shouldn’t be used for not wearing a helmet.
2. Stay visible
It is difficult to be visible at night. It is suggested to wear a reflective item of clothing or reflective strips, so you can be seen at night.
3. Drive defensively
It’s not fair how motorcycles aren’t regarded as cars and other vehicles. But it is how it is. To be safe, you should be extra careful. Give enough space to the other vehicle if it makes a cut in front of you. Don’t ride in a zig zag pattern even when the traffic is stopped. Otherwise, the sudden move by a car can hit you.
This isn’t a long list of tips, but these are very affective. Life and health are most precious assets. You shouldn’t yourself by neglecting safety tips. We can’t change how motorcycles are made as they are more exposed to hits by other vehicles but taking the precautionary measures is a wise step.