Irrespective of the traffic rules and laws that UK residents follow while driving their Motorbikes on roads, however often they face serious motorbike accident injuries and accidents that holds onto the recklessness of other drivers or not following some of the other safety tips properly. Every individual has the right to enjoy their ride on road and it should be safe and secure at all times.
Following proper safety tips of driving can help them secure their life as well as their assets without any serious hazards.
Plan and Move
if you are traveling at far places and have a long ride ahead or if you tend to get tired while driving, it’s better to avoid heavy traffic routes and plan to ride on quiet roads or alter route as per your ease and safety.
Quiet roads would help you to stop over for a while and you can get a quick break when needed.
The fastest route does sound simple and easy but fatigue and tiredness are the common factors that lead to severe injuries and road motorcycling accidents.
Observe and Anticipate Traffic Movements
Be your own guard and anticipate movements of other vehicles wisely. Some vehicles are in a rush while others might need to stop quickly. Keep proper distance between you and the vehicles of others as part of safety precaution while driving.
Also, do observe the road conditions and take account of its infrastructure and weather conditions while driving. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Check and Monitor your Motorbike Speed
Driving carefully is the best solution of all. It’s great to follow traffic rules and follow your positioning with the rest of vehicles on road. Over speeding kills! Avoid it. Learn to have good control and hands-on experience on the bike you are driving before getting yourself into busy routes. Before driving on road do a little pre-check of your vehicle, especially brakes and other important kits.
Assess and Observe Road Conditions
It’s better to be aware of your surroundings, especially what is happening on the road. This includes road traffic, road conditions and other vehicles driving by your side, vehicles across an opposite side of the roads etc. Similarly, some vehicles that might be waiting to pull out towards major roads from minor roads or trying to overtake or be moving out into your lane. While passing side roads be observant and assess the intentions of other road users, drivers, and pedestrians, both. Example an indicator or other such signs.
Be Accessible and Seen
Drive safe and drive to the positions where you can be easily seen if you are passing on roads that are risky and hold dangerous moves. The Highway and other such busy roads are few to count upon and it’s always suggested to better wear fluorescent or light-colored clothing in daylight and poor light conditions it also recommends reflective clothing and/or accessories in the dark.
Make sure you know the Highway Code regarding lights and reflectors – it is a legal requirement for you to have a white front and the red rear light lit at night and to have a red rear reflector attached (in addition, amber pedal reflectors must be fitted if the bike was manufactured after 01/10/1985).
Communicate With Other Road Users
Make sure that you have a proper eye contact with other drivers or pedestrians on road and be sure to check they have seen you. Having been seen is an important way to communicate with road users while driving motorbikes.
Check For a Gap in the Traffic when avoiding Obstructions
Before you overtake check for a proper road space and condition of the road traffic and its flow. If in hurry and can only avoid an obstruction of heavy traffic flow, check over your right and left side first to ensure you have enough and safe room to move out. If vehicles are too close then wait and allow them to pass first. Slow down till you have a gap and space to pass easily.
Be Safe at Tramlines Crossings and Level Crossings
Just be very careful while crossing the tramlines, do it slowly and close to 90-degree angle to avoid slipping of tires into the gaps. The Highway Code guides all the cyclist to dismount when seeing a sign of ‘Cyclist Dismount’.
Finally, always remember to follow Traffic Rules and Highway Codes. In case of any emergency that occurred while riding a motorbike on the roads or have accidentally face any serious personal injury due to someone else’s negligence. Call NASL for guide and support to get motorcycle accident claim under the supervision of best solicitors in the UK.