To avoid road accidents, here are five things to look out for while riding your bike:
Watch Out for Debris or Damaged Roads
A motorcyclist is more prone to accidents caused by debris, sand or damaged road. Since the rider is not fully covered, he or she is easily affected by the stray objects on the road.
Look out for damaged roads. As much as possible, avoid cracked pavements, rocks and debris. These factors make it harder to control and maneuver a motorcycle, since it easily affects the friction and movement of the tires on the road.
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Stray animals are the bane of any driver. Look out for stray animals. If you see one, it is likely that others are also around. Honk while you’re still meters away from them. Drive at a slower speed and avoid them if possible. Do not stop suddenly or try to scare away the animals. Doing so will confuse the animals and will lead them to act in a frenzy.
Don’t Fall in Pot-Holes
Look out for construction sites, especially at night. Construction sites are likely to have equipment and machinery that you should try to avoid to prevent accidents. It is advisable to drive at a slower speed when driving through these areas.
Watch Out for Other Wacko Drivers
Learn to notice the drivers around you. Be aware of their movements, their speed and the direction they are headed to. Be on the lookout for rowdy and drunk drivers. They are usually involved in road accidents and cause trouble for other drivers. Avoid them as much as possible.
Pay Attention to Traffic Flow
Look out for incoming and outgoing traffic. Be aware of your surroundings and drivers exiting or entering the highway. Beware of drivers who will try to overtake and pass you.