“Remember the Brakes….!”Written by Maricon Williams
“Remember brakes…!” that’s what my father always reminds me whenever I go out for a ride on my Yamaha motorcycle. And I always reply with a smile and a shrug. I thought my father must probably think that most motorcycle accidents are result of drivers forgetting to hit brakes. And then it happens… BLAG! - I hit a SUV in front of me and guess what? I forgot to hit brakes. So my father was right. But still, even after that incident I simply just ride my motorcycle without any care. It’s always fun to ride around town racing with friends on busy streets or beating red light. That was then, when I can still walk and ride my motorcycle but now I’m stuck in my wheelchair although I still do racing with my co-paralyzed friends.
Sad, isn’t it? However, no matter how many stories like this are published or written still very few people do actually care to stop and read and then learned from mistakes of others. This article may not contain new ideas regarding traffic and safety tips since I, for one thinks that there are really no other way of stating these tips. This article aims to increase awareness on how to avoid motorcycle accidents.
Here’s list of safety road tips:
1.Obey all traffic rules and signs.
Who Says You’re the BUMPER?!...Written by Maricon Williams
So it’s your first motorcycle and it’s your first time to ride. Your hands are probably shaking… either from too much excitement or from fears or probably you’re excited and fearful at same time…well, either way you’re in for a ride of your life. Motorcycle rides is an exhilarating experience since you are in contact with your surroundings. You get to enjoy scenery as well as soft rush of wind on your face as you go along beautiful fields because it is open. Riding a motorcycle is like being one with everything and no other land transportation vehicle can provide you with such equal experience…hmmm…come to think of it there’s bicycle which is a close relative of motorcycle but that’s another topic for another time.
Beauty has its corresponding ugliness and motorcycle accidents are definitely ugliest as well as nastiest part a rider may ever experience. You have probably heard from other people that time you mount your motorcycle you ought to prepare yourself for worst. Because they said that riding motorcycle is like signing your death sentence. And also, other’s said that you, rider becomes bumper during collision accidents. Although there might be some truth behind all these but remember accidents happen to those who are not CAREFUL.
For your peace of mind, here is a list of do’s and don’ts when riding a motorcycle: 1.It is always best to get a professional training in riding motorcycle since most riding centers or schools teach defensive driving. Likewise, various traffic and safety rules are part of driving program given to starting riders. 2.Have with your driver license with you always. Remember that in case of motorcycle accidents drivers without a license are given additional penalty aside from penalty due to accident.