Ride Safe

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How you can avoid the 5 most common motorcycle accidents

THINK! Road Safety

Riding a motorbike safely requires both skill and judgement. These are the reasons that many of us ride bikes. The successful use of these abilities makes us feel good and we are keen to be the best.

These pages provide information on the 5 most common motorcycle crashes and advice on how you can avoid them. According to an in depth study of motorcycle crashes the 5 most common involve:

Motorcycling is a skill for life and any skill needs to be practiced, honed and developed. If you haven't been on the bike for a while ease yourself back in to riding gently and think about refresher training.

When you've had a good safe ride, think back to the skills and knowledge that made it good. Where it hasn't been so good or you've had a near miss, have other issues like group pressure, lack of practice, tiredness, distraction, anger, or stress got in the way?

Learn the lessons of experience to improve your skills and your enjoyment of motorcycling. An assessment ride such as BikeSafe will highlight problem areas. To be better than the rest, ensure you have the skills and ability to deal with any situation by getting further on-road training from an accredited provider.


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