With the recent stretch of warm weather we have had and the melting piles of snow around New Hampshire, the legion of bikers who live and visit New Hampshire are tuning up their bikes for the first ride of the season. Even experienced bikers are wise to remember the first five thing bikers can do to stay safe on New Hampshire Roads.
1.) Assume Drivers Can’t See You: Ride assuming that you and your motorcycle are totally invisible to motorists. That means you must never assume that drivers can see you. The odds are, they can’t so believe it yourself and always have an “out” for dangerous traffic situations. Motorcycle Safety depends on you.
2.) Maintain Safe Spacing: Leave plenty of space in front and back and to the sides from all other vehicles. Be an island. Stay away from traffic as much as possible. This gives you more visibility and more time to react to situations.
3.) Anticipate Trouble: Anticipate trouble situations and know what to do when you see them. Analyze what vehicles are doing and try to predict the outcome. Then make sure you’re ready to avoid a bad traffic situation.
4.) Beware of Oncoming Left Turners: Beware of oncoming motorists turning left in front of you at intersections. This is one of the leading causes of death of motorcycle riders. Slow down before you enter an intersection. Stay visible. Don’t travel too close to cars in front of you. Position your bike so it can be seen by the left hand turner. Eye contact is not enough.
5.) Ride Your Own Ride: Don’t try to keep up with your friends who may be more experienced. Know your personal limits. Ride your own ride
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