14. ♦ Rules of the BIKER

 
 

MAINTAIN SPACE BEHIND YOU

It is difficult to maintain a crash avoidance space behind you, as another driver or rider controls the space.

If a vehicle behind is travelling too closely, slow down slightly to increase the space you have in front of you.

This will enable you to brake more gradually if you spot a hazard in front, which will enable the following vehicle more time to stop as well.

 

REDUCE SPEED

slow down if you do not have a clear view of the road ahead. Situations where your vision may be reduced include:

• Blind corners.

• Blocked intersections.

• Hills and Crest

• Poor weather conditions

• Blind corners.

Slow down if you cannot see five seconds ahead.

MOTOR BIKE SPEEDING

To calculate five-second vision in a curve, pick a fixed point in the oncoming lane that has just come into view and start a count ‘one thousand and one, one thousand and two... one thousand and five’.

If you reach the point before five seconds you are riding too fast for the available vision.