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Top Motorcycle Safety Tips: How To Avoid Motorcycle Accident

July 05, 2019
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Motorcycle accident statistics

It’s no secret that motorbike riding carries a far higher risk than riding in a car. Thankfully, you have more control than you might think. That’s why we have prepared this article with the best motorcycle safety tips!

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The MAIDS (Motorcycle Accidents In-Depth Study) report is the world’s latest large-scale study of motorcycle accidents in Europe. The report investigates 900+ Powered Two-Wheeler accidents across five European nations between 1999 and 2009: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and Italy. Here are the report’s main findings:

  • In urban areas, more L1 vehicles were involved in accidents than L3 vehicles.
  • 3% of Power Two-Wheeler accidents occurred at an intersection.
  • Passenger cars were the most frequent collision partner (60%).
  • 72% of all accidents occurred in urban areas.
  • A lack of comparable exposure data made it challenging to determine the “riskiest” month, day of the week, or time of day.
  • 103 accidents were fatal.

Most common motorcycle accidents

  • Emergency stops to avoid accidents
  • Steering errors, especially in curves
  • Braking errors (i.e. blocked brakes)
  • Failure to keep a safe following distance from the car ahead
  • Cars coming from the sideway and not yielding the motorcycle the right of way at an intersection
  • Cars entering the road from parking areas, like gas stations
  • Cars coming from the opposite direction towards you and turning in the wrong lane in front
  • Cars coming from the opposite direction and driving in the wrong lane
  • Cars moving in the same direction and hitting a motorcycle from behind on the intersection on a stop sign
  • Cars moving in the same direction and changing lanes during a traffic jam

Check out these motorcycle safety tips for a good and professional cornering:

5 Motorcycle safety tips

Wear a helmet with a face shield or protective eyewear

The best way to protect yourself against severe head injuries is to wear a helmet. A rider who is not wearing a helmet is 5 x times likely to experience a critical head injury.

Always maintain good riding skills

No matter if you are a PRO or just a beginner – riding a motorcycle is not a passive process so develop riding techniques that work best for your safety and sharpen your street-riding skills.

You are not always visible

Don’t think that every driver in traffic can see you.  One of the most common motorcycle accidents is caused by a driver violating a biker’s right of way. Basic tips to stay visible: headlights always on, stay out of a driver’s blind spot, use your signal when needed and watch out for turning vehicles.

Stick to the traffic rules

Don’t exceed the speed limit: your speed affects your braking time. Just be aware of the local surround