Thursday, April 1, 2010

How to Ride a Motorcycle - A Safety Pre-Caution

by Jamie Labelle

Motorcycle can be considered as the most practical mode of transportation in times of crisis. Why is that so? It is because it does not only cut your gasoline consumption to a considerable amount, it also transports you faster to your destination. Its size is a sure advantage when it comes to traveling faster.

This is the reason why more and more countries are shifting to this mode of transportation. Motorcycles cannot only be found in third world countries, but also in first world countries such as the United States. And because it is gaining more popularity, the issue on how to ride a motorcycle properly is a major concern. We are all aware of the danger that is attached to riding a motorcycle carelessly.

Accidents happen and the risk is high. Lives of motorcycle riders who do not take the proper pre-cautionary measure are put in danger. So how are we going to prevent this unfortunate truth from happening?

First, we need to be aware of the proper safety gear. By understanding the importance of wearing these safety gears such as helmet and the like, we are saving ourselves from danger and preserving ourselves from a sure death.

Second is taking a training course that will teach us the fundamentals of motorcycle safety. This course will teach the basic skills that will help every individual motorcycle rider to become a better, more competent rider.

Third is to consider what type of motorcycle you will have. Check out your options: will you be buying your first bike? Or are you going to borrow a bike from a trusted friend? Or you may also consider renting, which will definitely save on initial cash out. Whatever your preference is, always be reminded that finding the most suitable bike is your foremost responsibility.

Fourth is that you have to take it slow. There is no need to rush to becoming a pro. Take it easy and enjoy the learning experience. How to ride motorcycle takes a lot of practice and patience, so don’t rush and be patient in taking these steps.

Fifth is to be familiar with the rules and regulations of the road. Be aware that there is a different set of traffic rules that govern motorcyclists. It is best to research on these rules and educate yourself.

Last, which is very important is to get a license. It is important that once you have taken an MSF course and learned the basics, you need to take the test to get licensed.

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