10. ♦ Rules of the BIKER



This section explains the importance of rider management when riding on the road.

After reading this section you should know:

• How to recognise and manage fatigue.

• The effect that alcohol and drugs have on your ability to ride safely.

Riding is never risk free, but you should aim to ride ‘low risk’. a low risk rider has good observation, speed management, road positioning, decision making and hazard perception skills.



The road environment is constantly changing and this requires high levels of observation and concentration. The key to good observation is scanning.


Scanning, is keeping your eyes moving, checking in one area for a couple of seconds, then moving your eyes to another area

When scanning look:

• In the distance.

• At the road surface.

• To your left and right.

• Regularly at your mirrors and instruments.