Whether you have decades of experience or are a newbie, it pays to realistically size up this activity called “riding a motorcycle,” and to look at yourself as a lifelong learner.
There are approximately 2,500 skills required to ride a motorcycle. If you have not been riding for a while, it’s important to ease into it – reacquainting yourself with your bike, the road, traffic, and how they all work together.
And even if you have been riding lately, no one is ever so good that they can never make a mistake, especially with conditions as they are today.
American motorcycle and scooter riders must now mix it up with more drivers on the road than ever. And too often these motorists are busy, distracted, and typically driving bigger, heavier cars.
A light-colored helmet makes you more visible to drivers.
And do you know what? To the average driver, you on your motorcycle or scooter may be “invisible.” Forty to 75 percent of all motorcycle crashes involve a motorist turning left in front of the rider. They may tell the police afterward, “I never saw him.”
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