What is the most common cause of motorcycle accidents?
Like accidents of any type, reckless driving, speeding, and alcohol use are common causes of motorcycle accidents. Accidents are more likely to occur when the motorcycle or other passenger vehicle is speeding, driving distracted, driving aggressively, or driving under the influence of alcohol.
Should motorcycles use high beams at night?
At night, motorcyclists must adhere to the same low-beam, high-beam laws as everyone else: No high beams at all within 500 feet of an approaching vehicle, or within 300 feet behind one.
Which condition would need to be corrected before you start your motorcycle?
Make sure both tires are in good condition before starting a ride. Ensuring there are no embedded objects and bulges, and monitoring the wear of your tires may contribute to a safer ride. It’s also a good idea to check your tire pressure, especially when it’s cold outside, to make sure they have enough air.
What is the best way to help others see your motorcycle?
Wave at drivers. The best thing to do to help others see your motorcycle is to keep your headlight on at all times. Motorcycles sold in the United States after 1978 automatically have the headlight activated while running, but be sure that the headlight works properly before every ride.
What technique should you use when making a slow turn on a motorcycle?
For slow turns, slide forward and to the outside—then lean into the turn. For fast turns, slide forward and to the inside—then lean into the turn.
When riding a motorcycle you can increase your visibility by?
Add auxiliary lights.
Adding extra lights to your bike goes a long way to increase your visibility. In fact, it can increase another driver’s ability to accurately determine a motorcycle’s distance by 10 percent and its speed by 20 percent.
When you plan to overtake and pass a motorcycle you should?
152 Unit 2 Controlling Your Vehi, never tailgate a cyclist before pass- ing. The appearance of a very close vehicle in the cyclist’s rearview mirror could cause an unexpected action and result in conflict. When you plan to overtake and pass a motorcyclist, stay well back until you start to pass.