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 motorcy-
cle. 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 auto-
mobile, so defensive riding in addi-
tion to wearing protective apparel
is extremely important. Do not let
protective apparel give you a false
sense of security.
When riding always keep both
hands on the handlebars and both
feet on the footpegs.
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
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.