13. ♦ Rules of the BIKER

 
 

MAINTAIN SPACE TO THE FRONT

To calculate a three-second crash avoidance space when following another vehicle, use this basic technique: as the rear of the vehicle in front of you passes a stationary object at the side of the road, such as a power pole, tree or sign, start a three-second count ‘one thousand and one, one thousand and two, one thousand and three’.

MOTOR BIKE SPEED DISTANCE

If your motorcycle passes the point you picked before you finish the count, you are following too closely.

Your crash avoidance space is not large enough. Slow down and repeat the count again until the three-second crash avoidance space is achieved.

MOTOR BIKE SPEED DISTANCE

In poor conditions such as rain, night and gravel roads, it may be necessary to increase your crash avoidance space to four or more seconds.

To reduce the risk of riding into the back of another vehicle, the three second crash avoidance space is essential, as the vehicle in front has the ability to stop very quickly, especially if it collides with another vehicle or a stationary object.

MAINTAIN SPACE WHEN STOPPED

When you stop behind another vehicle leave at least one car length between your front wheel and the back of the vehicle in front.

This will provide some space in case they roll back or if you need to ride around them.

MOTOR BIKE SPEED DISTANCE