There are three key points to practicing motorcycle riding safety. That is not to say that these are the only practices to follow, to ensure safety while riding a motorcycle but, they are three of the most important. These three safety practices include: Education, Appropriate Rider Mentality, and Proper Gear.
Motorcycle Riding Safety Tip # 1 – Education
Education is the first door you should always knock on when attempting anything new. This is especially true of embarking on new endeavors that carry certain special risks, such as riding a motorcycle. Even if you have been a licensed driver for a moderate amount of time, the driver’s education you gained through classroom and experience will not benefit you much in the way of learning how to safely ride a motorcycle, with the except of traffic laws being the same for both. Knowledge is power and by properly educating yourself, you place yourself in a better position of control while riding a motorcycle.
Motorcycle Riding Safety Tip # 2 – Appropriate Rider Mentality
Appropriate rider mentality is imperative because even if you have an excellent motorcycle riding education from a state approved riding school, all the best protective riding gear and a motorcycle with the most modern safety features; if you do not have the proper mentality toward riding a motorcycle in the safest manner possible, then having the other two elements in place will not really serve you much purpose. You can’t keep yourself from getting the flu if you behave as though you are somehow immune to the virus and therefore never wash your hands or take any other measures to protect yourself from exposure to the germs. You’re not immune, just like you are not invincible while riding a motorcycle in traffic where you are surrounded by motor vehicles that are more than quadruple the size of you and your bike. If you get on a motorcycle with the belief that “it won’t happen to me” then you couldn’t possibly expecting the unexpected because your mind won’t allow it. You’ve led yourself to believe that you are the exception to the rule which is opposing to the attitude you need to have while practicing motorcycle riding safety.
Motorcycle Riding Safety Tip # 3 – Proper Riding Gear
In a passenger vehicle, you are protected by lots of metal, rubber, fiberglass, etc. These specially reinforced materials are designed to protect your body, should you be involved in motor vehicle accident. The same is not true of motorcycles because obviously the only thing between the rider and hazardous, possibly even deadly, traffic scenarios is their riding gear. Protective riding gear can mean the difference between whether or not you will be having a skin graft in the near future, not to mention whether or not you will survive an accident long enough to need a skin graft. Which, of course, is where your full face helmet comes in. To that, you also need a minimal of riding gloves, riding jacket, and appropriate riding boots. Choose these items carefully because they could mean the difference in your having to have plastic surgery, or not.
As with anything else, there is a plethora of knowledge to be had about motorcycle riding safety. You start with the basics: eduction, appropriate rider mentality, and the best protective riding gear you can possibly afford, and go from there. What you do not do is the bare minimum of what it takes to get you on the back on the motorcycle and put yourself in dangerous situations where you do have a clue as how to protect yourself. Motorcycle Riding Safety Tips are merely the tip of the ice burg. For more information on safety tips, click here.
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