motorcycle road safety

How to be Road Safe as a Motorcyclist – 4 Top tips

Get your Motorbike checked

Like any other vehicle, to be road safe, most motorbikes over three years old must have a valid MOT certificate. That means that once a year, you must go to a garage and get your motorbike MOT tested and to legally drive on the road, your car must pass the MOT test. If your vehicle does not pass an MOT test and you do not resolve the issues, you can be fined up to £2,500 for driving a motorcycle in a dangerous condition. Before each journey, make sure that your motorcycle is in a safe condition, so avoid unnecessary penalties. Depending on the size of the motorbike, the price of an MOT can vary from £29-£37.

Wear a helmet 

When riding a motorcycle, you must always wear a helmet. You must also make sure that your helmet meets the British safety standard. We advise you to buy a helmet from a UK reputable seller; there is no cost too large when it comes to your safety. Motorcyclists are more likely to face more severe injuries if involved in a road traffic accident, due to the lack of external protection that they possess. Decent quality helmets increase the chances of survival if involved in a dangerous road traffic accident. If you are caught without a helmet whilst riding a motorbike, you can face a fine of up to £500.

Wear protective clothing

Due to the lack of exterior protection that motorcyclists possess; you may need extra exterior protection to keep you safe if involved in a road traffic accident. If you would like to find out more about motorcycle road traffic accidents, read here. On top of wearing a helmet, we advise wearing protective gear or a suit. If not, wear durable clothing, like denim jeans and leather jackets to keep you safe and comfortable, wearing motorbike boots are also advised.

Tips to keep your motorbike road safe 

You are more likely to pass your MOT if you take care of your bike regularly. Make sure your ride carefully and keep on top of regular maintenance to ensure that it runs smoothly. Make sure to check and change your oil regularly, and check your tyres, especially before a long journey. If you would like to find out more on how to ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive, read here.

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