Four major riding risks

As it’s the time of year when motorcyclists dust off their leathers ready for the first ride of spring, we thought we’d put together a post to remind everyone who loves their bike of four big risk areas for riders. (And it won’t hurt for other road users to know this too!)

Bends

Riding into and out of bends is potentially dangerous and riders who fail to ‘read’ bends properly are at a greater risk than riders who are comfortable with the technique and know how to use it effectively.

What's the speed limit?

How to identify the speed limit immediately and safely

Have you ever found yourself driving in a quiet residential road and then realised you’ve forgotten what the speed limit is?

The majority of drivers in these situations would drive at 30 mph to play it safe and, in most cases, that’d be the right thing to do. But if the speed limit were lower (it’s very unlikely to be higher in a residential area), then you could be putting yourself and others at risk.

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Stay safe on country roads

blind bend on a acountry road surrounded by fields in low golden sunlight

Picture this

It’s a lovely, sunny day (trust me – you will see the sun again!) and you’re wending your way through country lanes, enjoying the freedom of the Great British countryside. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it? No traffic crowding you from all sides, no honking horns; just the gentle rustling of trees and the occasional rabbit foraging at the roadside.

Drug driving and the (new!) law

Drug driving campaign

If you’ve been to a party and decided that you could have a little smoke of something or some chemicals and drive home, then it’s probably time to think again. It may surprise you to learn that drug driving is treated in much the same way as drink driving, with severe penalties for those people found to be unfit to drive. The best advice is to leave any kind of substance that could impair your driving well alone.

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