Accidents can occur anytime anywhere on a bike and precaution is all that one can take. Here are the very basics to remember before hitting the road
1.) Always Wear A Certified Helmet
Always wear a helmet when riding a two-wheeler. Choose the right helmet which fits snug, does not move and is made out of good quality impact absorption material. Buy a certified helmet from a reliable vendor and not road-side seller.
2.) Use Both Brakes For Stopping
The correct application of both the brakes unit will guarantee optimum stopping results. Hold the front brake lever gently and gradually increase pressure instead of grabbing it too hard too soon.
3.) Keep Speed Under Check
Keep your speed always under a check. Anything remotely scary or out of control in an unfavourable environment can spell disaster even before you realise it. Be well within the speed limits stated on any particular stretch of road.
4.) Dont Push Your Limit Or Your Luck
The motorcycle you are riding has limits and so do you. Do not push your luck and outdo your skills at any point. Relax, take it easy, be alert and stay within your limits on the road. Push limits on the race track.
5.) Maintain Safe Distance
Space is one of your biggest allies on the road. So keep enough space for yourself as well as the fellow traffic for movement. Do no tailgate i.e. stick close to vehicles ahead.
6.) Signal Your Moves In Advance
Give timely indication of the move you are planning to make. Do not change direction or the lane suddenly. Indicate the traffic around you of the move you are planning to make. Use the indicator signals and if necessary had signals too.
7.) Get spotted!
Always be in the open area and skip getting caught in the blind spots, especially of larger vehicles like trucks and buses. Make an eye contact before making an overtake and always keep the headlights on in order to be seen easily.