Motorcycle Safety Tips
The motorcycle is an awesome machine that allows you to enjoy the great outdoors while going fast. But it’s also dangerous and needs to be handled with care. This article will give you some tips to help you ride safely and enjoy your time on the road.
Generally speaking, motorcycles are a lot like bicycles. They have a gas engine that converts reciprocating motion into rotary motion, just like a car engine, and the bike’s transmission system transfers this motion to the back wheel. The rider turns the front wheel using handlebars or handgrips and leans the machine to the side to turn the rear wheel. The bike’s brakes use two foot pedals, and the clutch is operated with a hand lever.
Speed is what really separates a motorcycle from a bicycle, but riding technique is basically the same. The rider goes where they look, and turns are made by pressing on the handlebar or handgrip in the direction they want to go. If they’re looking for a left turn, they press on the right side of the handlebar or handgrip to go left. It’s the same with a right turn or a stop sign.
It’s important to be aware of other vehicles on the road and respect their space. Remember to increase your following distance, and use your turn signal when changing lanes or turning at an intersection. Almost 40% of automobile accidents involving motorcycles happen when someone turns in front of the bike. Always check your blind spots, and look twice before turning at an intersection.