Motorcyclists often take advantage of their smaller framed vehicles by navigating through traffic at a rapid pace. Remember, you can be difficult to see for those in or on other road vehicles, so you should also be looking out for cars, pedestrians and cyclists as well.

  • Wear the right gear. Always wear a quality helmet, eye protection and protective clothing.
  • Don’t ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Keep to the speed limits and drive according to the conditions.
  • Remember reflective clothing at night.
  • Use roundabouts correctly. Click here to find out how.
  • Motorists often have trouble seeing you, so try and remain as visible as possible.
  • Be aware of blind spots cars and trucks have.
  • Always ride in the part of the lane where you are most visible
  • Avoid weaving between lanes and cars.
  • Remember, other road users may never have been on a motorcycle, and may find it difficult to judge your speed. Make sure you’re travelling within the speed limits.
  • Scanning and planning – scan regularly without focusing on any one spot too long. Look in the distance, to the sides, at the condition of the road and regularly check your mirrors and instruments.
  • A three-second crash avoidance space is needed to react and respond to situations in front of you. You should set up for any situation when there is potential for something to enter the space three seconds in front of your motorcycle.
  • Position your bike to create maximum space around you, away from hazards.
  • Ensure your bike is kept in good condition and that all components are working fully.