Safe Riding Technique
The points given below are applicable for everyday motorcycle use and should
be carefully observed for safe and effective vehicle operation.
For safety, eye protection and a
helmet are strongly recommended.
You should be aware of and verify
the applicable safety regulations in
force prior to riding your motor-
cycle. Gloves and suitable footwear
should also be used for added pro-
tection in case of a mishap.
A motorcycle does not provide the
impact protection of an automobile,
so defensive riding in addition to
wearing protective apparel is ex-
tremely important. Do not let protec-
tive apparel give you a false sense
When riding always keep both
hands on the handlebars and both
feet on the footpegs. Removing your
hands from the handlebars or feet
from the footpegs while riding can
be hazardous. If you remove even
one hand or foot, you can reduce
your ability to control the motor-
Before changing lanes, look over
your shoulder to make sure the way
is clear. Do not rely solely on the
rear view mirror; you may misjudge
a vehicle's distance and speed, or
you may not see it at all.