Motorcycle is a convenient and fast means of transportation, but it is also a dangerous means of transportation. Many riders are injured or killed in motorcycle accidents every year. Therefore, safe riding is the most important hope of every rider, and I wish you to live and ride to old age. In order to achieve this goal, we need to master some motorcycle safe riding skills, here are some of the points I summarized:
Check the motorcycle
Before departure, check whether the various components of the motorcycle are normal, such as tires, brakes, lights, oil levels, etc. If any abnormality or damage is found, it should be repaired or replaced in time to avoid failure or danger on the road.
Wear protective gear
When riding, wear appropriate protective equipment such as helmet, gloves, jacket, pants, boots, etc. These devices protect your head, hands, body and feet from falls or bruises. At the same time, also choose equipment with reflective or bright colors to improve your visibility on the road and avoid being ignored or hit by other vehicles.
Obey traffic rules
When riding, obey the traffic rules, such as speed limits, traffic lights, signs, lines, etc. Do not run red lights, go the wrong way, speed, change lanes or overtake others. These actions will not only cause danger to oneself and others, but also be punished by law.
Keep a safe distance
When riding, keep a sufficient safe distance from the vehicles left and right, so that there is enough time and space to brake or avoid. In general, the safe distance should be your speed (km/h) divided by two (meters). For example, if your speed is 60 km/h, then you should keep a distance of 30 meters from the vehicle in front of you.
Pay attention to your surroundings
When riding, pay attention to the surrounding conditions, such as road conditions, weather, traffic flow, pedestrians, animals, etc. Always be prepared to respond to possible emergencies, such as emergency braking, turning, lane change, etc. At the same time, it is also necessary to communicate and prompt other vehicles or pedestrians through lights, horns, gestures, etc., to avoid misunderstandings or conflicts.
Control your emotions
When riding, you should control your emotions and do not affect your judgment and operation because of anger, tension, fatigue or other negative emotions. If you encounter bad driving or other unpleasant things, stay calm and polite, and don't argue or retaliate.
Understand some data
In order to better understand the importance and necessity of motorcycle safe riding, we can understand some data, such as the ownership of motorcycles, the number of accidents, the number of deaths and so on. These figures may vary depending on the data source, but they all reflect the dangers and safety of motorcycles. Here are some references:
As can be seen from the above table, the ownership of motorcycles has remained basically stable in recent years, but the number of motorcycle accidents and deaths are still high, accounting for nearly 20% and nearly 20% of the national motor vehicle traffic accidents. This shows that the safety of motorcycles still needs to be improved, and we need to pay more attention to safe riding.
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