Riders should always take responsibility for their own safety around cars and the roads.
(PRWEB UK) 19 June 2013
The recent sad events at the Isle of Man TT(http://www.iomtt.com/News.aspx), have highlighted some of the issues that bikers face on a day to day basis on our roads. Specialist motorcycle insurer, aquote bike, are concerned that many of the riders are not taking the dangers seriously. Whilst the average biker isn’t a motorcycle racer at the Moto GP or TT, it is important that riders don’t take unnecessary risks and potentially put their lives and others in danger.
- Pay Attention to the Road – Bikers should always watch other road users, although it is often difficult to predict how other drivers and riders will act. Being aware of your surroundings on the road means riders are more likely to make decisive action in time and avoid potentially being involved in an accident. Getting distracted is dangerous in a car but could be fatal for motorbike users.
- Protective Gear – When it comes to road safety it is integral that riders wear the correct protective gear (including gloves and sturdy boots) and a helmet when on a bike. In the event an accident occurs, riders who wear their leathers and helmet greatly improve their chances of evading serious harm. When purchasing a helmet, try to buy a Department of Transportation approved helmet as they have been tested to a minimum standard of quality and protection.
- Ride within your skills – Riding a motorcycle is a skill and should not be misused. As with all skills it takes time to improve, no one is an expert from day one. It is all too easy to make a mistake when riding by being over confident or miss-judging a situation. Making decisions based on what other bikers are doing or can do, could lead to accidents. If a rider is new to motorcycling leaping into weaving in and out of traffic, riding at high speeds or even in poor weather conditions could be disastrous when inadequately proficient.
- Adequate Insurance – If the worst was to happen and an accident occurred, having good insurance cover such as provided by specialist motorbike insurance arrangers like aquote bike, could make all the difference. Specialist insurance arrangers have knowledge of bikers needs and understand why it is so important to have the right cover.
- Road Safety Course – There are a number of courses held across the UK for relatively low costs that allow both new and old bikers to develop their skills and learn new ones in a safe and controlled environment. Vital skills such as how to recover from a skid help bikers grow their road confidence and make riding safer for all.
Just remember to always look twice before taking any actions, do not assume other road users have seen you. Riders should always take responsibility for their own safety around cars and the roads.
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