|Posted by tylerazmi on December 21, 2010 at 12:01 AM|
The commands to manage highway and city bike
The Committee of Japanese motorcycle assemblers created a Decalogue for the safety of motorcyclists. Follow these commandments for safe driving.
1. Drive defensively. Assume that is invisible to other drivers. If you believe that nobody has seen him on the road, you can anticipate their moves. Assume that other drivers always react in the most reckless possible, and mentally anticipate an escape route for each possible undesirable situation.
2. Use a good helmet and keep it fastened. Inappropriate helmets save him from the fine, but not life-saving. A good helmet should cover the entire scalp, including the ears and chin. The inner shell should have a thick styrofoam to absorb the impact. Buckle, because if you leave the head, you can not protect him.
3. Avoid the 'sandwich' when driving. Never pass between two moving vehicles. Any unexpected movement of one of them can affect you.
4. Check your tire pressure. A flat tires or different pressures to the recommended compromise the stability and adhesion of the moto. Inflate according to the manufacturer's recommended pressure.
5. Rest assured that the turn, stop and mirrors, are used to protect it. The lights are most useful mechanism to indicate to other drivers what the next maneuver. Do not forget to turn on the light, so is the day. This makes it easier to identify what other drivers, especially in their rearview mirrors.
6. Avoid white or yellow lines when wet and stay tuned to the patches of oil. If you can not, make sure your bike is vertical when passing over them, since they are so slippery that if the bike goes sideways, easily end up on the floor. Avoid braking or accelerating sharply over a painted line that is wet or on a patch of oil.
7. Drive less rapid than it is capable. Never carry your bike or your driving skills to the fullest, because in case of negligence of a third party (a dog, a car that is closed, a patch of oil) will not have time to react. If you drive at 70 percent capacity, will have that extra 30 percent as a 'cushion' to react.
8. Use both brakes at the same time. However, note that the front brake commands 70 percent of braking power. In a safe area, and dry and wet conditions, practice pressing the front brake hard enough to stop the bike quickly, not blocking the wheel. A good front brake management is critical to weather an emergency.
9. Pass on the left. Passing on the right is a risk because the cars can close it or it may run over a pedestrian who descend from a bus.
10. Care at junctions. Before turning, look left, then right, left again and cross. The police power of London recommends this trick to look twice, as one of the most useful to prevent accidents at crossings, because only then will be safe from vehicles displayed at the last minute.
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