Among all motor vehicles, motorcycles are the most vulnerable on the
road in and around BIRMINGHAM . Because motorcycles do not have seat belts,
you can be thrown off your seat in a crash, which can result in serious injury or
even death. Imagine your chance for survival if a truck strikes you, or if you strike
it. Hitting a truck is like hitting a steel wall. However, your chance for survival will
be increased if you wear a helmet and follow the safety tips below when riding
your motorcycle in Birmingham and uk.
Never stay out in a truck's blind spot. Trucks have large blind spots on both
sides, the front and behind the truck. Truck drivers in Birmingham and around the
uk cannot see you when you ride in these blind spots, which allows for a greater
chance of a crash. The front blind spot is particularly dangerous if you need to
stop quickly. Because of their lightweight and braking system, motorcycles can
stop much faster than trucks. A truck may not be able to stop as quickly as you
do, so you need to take special precautions to avoid crashes before they
PLEASE ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET
Make sure to always wear a helmet. Beware of helmets that do not meet
Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. Check for the DOT label inside
your helmet there are plenty of motorbike shops in and around Birmingham
where you can 1 of them. Helmets are the most important piece of equipment
you can wear when riding your motorcycle. A helmet could be your only source
of protection in a serious crash.
DRIVE TO SURVIVE AND STAY ALIVE
Motorcycles are the smallest vehicles on the road. Unfortunately they provide
virtually no protection in a crash. Other drivers may not see you on your
motorcycle, so you must be aware of everything on the road. Be extra cautious,
paying attention to the signals and brake lights of other vehicles, especially
trucks. However, you still need to be prepared in the event their signals or lights
don't work. Ride with caution and drive defensively. Even though your motorcycle
may be small, you must adhere to the laws of the road. Never ride in between
lanes in traffic or share a lane with another vehicle. Don't instigate aggressive
driving with other motorists; you will only increase your chance of a crash.
CHECK YOURSELF AND YOUR BIKE
Conduct a safety inspection of your motorcycle before each ride, and wear
protective clothing including gloves, boots and a jacket. Proper maintenance and
protective clothing will help reduce your chance of an crash or the severity of
injury if you are involved in a crash, especially with a large truck or bus.
WATCH YOUR SPEED
Of all vehicles, motorcycles accelerate the fastest, while trucks and buses are t
he slowest. Please watch your speed around trucks, especially in bad weather or
at night. Colliding with the back of a truck will end your riding days.