- Reduce night time rides.
- Make more effort to return home while it's light.
- Reduce rides in bad weather (wet roads, fog). If there's an urge to ride, try to stick to subdivision.
- Possibly, take MSF course again - to learn emergency moves. Maybe you can take course on your own bike - and skip the 'clutch' portion :)
- Protection: kneepads, shoes, body armor (tried that for a couple of weeks and stopped - too much hassle :)
- More priority to stopping on yellow. can practice it even in car.
- Go slower when entering intersection.
- Use 'high beam' most of the time.
- See if headlight can be upgraded.
- Don't be shy to use the horn to let drivers know you are there.
- See what bike color is most visible on the road - this could be higher priority than 'the color I like'.
- Avoid highways as much as possible.
- Avoid jammed streets.
- Avoid streets with lot of parallel parked cars (less visibility).
- Wear bright vest all the time.
- See if there's "glow in the dark" clothing.
- Read safety tips online.
- Try a full face helmet.
- Not a drop of alcohol when riding.
Friday, June 8, 2012
After I had my Vespa incident, I've made a list of rules to follow in avoid to ensure safety in the future. Here they are: