General Guidelines for Riding a Motorcycle Safely:
- Conduct a safety regular inspection for your motorcycle before each ride such as checking the brakes, testing the lights & signals and change the tires whenever required.
- Wear a safety helmet as a precautionary step to protect your head from possible injuries as well as your face and eyes from weather and flying stones while riding.
- Avoid using earphones/earbuds while riding as it’s one of the driving distractions.
- Avoid cell phone use, whether for texting or talking, as this is a huge distraction.
- Be aware when you are riding on gravel roads as they are slippery and can be a cause of crashes specifically in the case of using the front brakes.
- Use the side-mirrors while riding.
- Use the turn signals when approaching intersections, slowing or coming to a stop either in traffic or parking up.
- Reduce your speed when it rains since the road surfaces are slippery which can make the riding very dangerous, especially for those who are usually riding light motor scooters.
- Sharing the road responsibly with large vehicles and trucks.
- Wear protective clothing including leather motorcycle gloves as they are comfy and easy wear as well as leather is a high abrasion resistant material. In addition, it is essential to wear a motorcycle boots that ensure your ankles protection.
- Wear a wide quality elastic kidney belt as Motorcycle Safety Foundation ‘MSF’ recommends using this elastic band intended to protect a rider’s internal organs from damage either from strain or shock.