Sunday, May 11, 2014

More Motorcycle Safety Tips

Yesterday Trooper Cannaday (South Carolina State Police) offered other tips of valuable to motorcycle riders.

When you stop for a traffic light or stop sign, stop at least 18' behind the vehicle in front of you. Then keep your bike in first gear, even though it means holding the clutch. Do it!  Then watch your mirrors - both of them. Keep an eye on traffic coming up behind you and be prepared to avoid being rear-ended.

He demonstrated how fast he could pull out from behind a stopped vehicle.

Practice it. (Borrow your neighbor's car for this. heh-heh). You don't want to hit your own car while practicing in your driveway or street in front of your house. Better yet, go to a parking lot and find an empty corner for your practice.

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