Two Wheeler Safety
All two wheeler owners in India are aware of the multitude of concerns about road travel. From undulating roads to random potholes, from slow traffic to poor road discipline, two-wheeled runners face multiple problems while driving on Indian roads.
In addition, riding two wheeler is much more important than driving a car, because you have to strive to maintain your balance and zap through traffic. In addition, you do not have an exterior vehicle body to cover you. Accordingly, it is essential for two wheeler owners in India to follow certain safety rules to ensure a safe and stress-free driving experience.
Below is an interactive image of two wheeler safety that needs to be followed when riding a bike. Click on the image to spot the road safety rule to be followed.
Follow the below rules to ensure your safety when riding a two wheeler:
1. Always be aware of movements:
Keep an eye on the vehicles in front and behind you. The vehicle in front of you could stop or turn. The vehicle behind you may overtake. Make sure to follow their indicators and movements to avoid collisions.
2. Be careful when you apply brakes: During riding time, before using the brakes make sure that you’ve checked the rearview mirror. You can also signal with your hand that you are going to stop to warn the vehicle behind you. It can prevent any collision and protect you as well as the driver behind you.
3. Do not enter between the rider and separator/divider/wall: Do not try to overtake the car, if it is very close to the separator or wall or a divider. If the driver has not seen you and turns in your direction, you can be in between them, causing severe damage.
4. Use your hands for signal: As rider language except using your indicators, also use your hands as a signal location. You can report with all your palm held upright to prove that you are applying brakes. You can also point toward the direction every time that you are making a turn. This is extremely useful during the day or in extreme traffic when your indicators could not be visible.
5. Cover your brakes: Always have a hand on your front brake and a leg on your rear brake for surfing through the traffic without seamless and carefully.
6. Keep the speed perceptions: Maintain a good understanding on the speed. Just because the way it looks slightly open don’t imply that you can go full throttle. Be wary that others on the road could have the same perception. Therefore, measure the speed accordingly.
7. Be ready with power: In a traffic, it is always advisable to be ready with power i.e Engine switched on. This will allow a transition from a stationary situation for swift movement. This also allows it to be aware of the situation around you.
8. Stick to one side in slow traffic: Never try to cut into any available space in a traffic. Keep in mind the next riders would do the same thing. There are unused designated bikeways which usually are located to the left of the most lanes. Follow this file to facilitate your ride.
9.Keep 4 seconds distance: When you are in a less traffic situation, keep in mind the 2-4 seconds distance rule. This means you should stay far enough for it to take you 2-4 seconds to reach the vehicle in front of you. This avoids collision in case you need to apply brakes all of a sudden.
10. Study the surface while driving: Always study and understand the surface of the road forward. Keep your eyes on the road so you can measure your speed and agility accordingly.
11. Never pass between a driver and a turning: If you are about to take a turn; do not find yourself between a driver and a turn. This could be a dangerous position to be in. Always stay on the open side of the car or bike while turning.
- 12. Always wear all your safety gears: Riding a two wheeler without helmet attracts fines or even imprisonment in most of the countries across the world. Be particular about wearing your helmet at any time while mounting on your two-wheeler. Wear gloves and a jacket in case of cold weather or extremely windy to avoid freezing. In case of long travel routes, you can also wear other protective gear such as knee pads, elbow pads and good quality shoes.
13. Get complete bike insurance: Apart to be a legal mandate, the two wheeler insurance protects you against financial debts resulting from damage to your bike or the theft of your It also covers third party debts in case you damage another vehicle in an accident. Personal Accident coverage in bike insurance also covers the driver in case of serious injury or disability. So make sure you buy a full bike insurance policy to protect yourself and your bike.