- Never assume you are in control
- Don’t ride above your skill level
- Be mindful and present while riding
- Pay attention to the weather, road conditions and traffic
- Make sure your helmet is well-strapped
- Make sure the rear view mirrors on both sides are properly positioned to give you a good view of what’s coming from behind.
Be aware of your energy levels
Keep your bike in top shape
Unrestricted peripheral vision
IF you are drunk or in a hurry or simply pissed off, better not ride.
Practice maximum braking.
Scan for hazards on the way
Position yourself smartly in the lane. The best position most of the time is off-centre. To get a clear idea of the right positioning, think of how the driver’s seat of a car is placed slightly off-centre. That way you can see further past the car in front and oncoming cars can see you too.
Keep a good distance from the vehicle in the front.
Keep your eye on the horizon as far as you can. Don’t be looking only at the vehicle in front of you.
Don’t stay behind a truck or van if you can help it.
Make sure your brakes are functioning well.
Check the tyre pressure every couple of weeks.
Get the servicing of your bike done regularly.
Do not use the phone while riding your bike.