This article focuses on some points that a motorcycle rider should consider before, and on setting out to ride. These include a pre-ride check of oil level, lights, the rear drive chain, and protective clothing including the helmet. It is important to ensure visibility with clothing, head lights (daytime), and to avoid other drivers' blind spots. It is also important that the motorcyclist is able to see and identify hazards. Watch out for intersections and unexpected conditions. Wobbles, skids, and the encountering of animals are discussed. For safety and comfort, the motorcycle rider and passenger must act as a team. Advice is also given on group riding.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Association of Highway Patrolmen

    1225 8th Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Bare, B K
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

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  • Accession Number: 00391786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 192
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM