Motorcycle Crash: How to Avoid Coming Off Your Motorcycle

Dealing with a motorcycle crash is a very demanding, challenging experience. However, things can get even worse if you end up coming off from your motorcycle. This can lead to numerous injuries, which is why you have to learn how you can avoid this type of problem.

Keep a good grip on the handlebars and the motorcycle as a whole When you maintain a good grip, chances are you won’t come off from the bike. So, in case you see if a crash is imminent, remember that such a thing can help you prevent any major injuries. If possible, try to duck as close as you can to your motorcycle. This will help you eliminate the problem fast and easy.

Push both the front and rear brakes at the same time If you push only the front brakes, the chances are that you get thrown out of your motorcycle. This usually happens if you have to deal with very high speeds. Keep in mind the fact that if you push both brakes at the same time, it will be easier to stop the vehicle without tipping over or even throwing you out of the bike! If you don’t want to opt for this, at least try to use only the rear brake. You don’t want to only use the front brake as that will end up being problematic most of the time. These alternatives are a lot better.

Keep the speed low and focus on the road If you don’t drive at high speed, you get to avoid any potential crashes. Even if you have a lower speed than usual, you still need to be 100% careful at what happens on the road. The last thing you want is to see a car that appears out of nowhere and which ends up damaging your vehicle, so try to avoid such a thing from happening.

Try to avoid the vehicle in front of you If you have a good reaction time, you can avoid the car by opposite its direction. The idea is to lean towards the opposite direction immediately (if the car comes from your left, lean towards the right and try to go towards your right as much as possible). Leaning over should be your primary instinct here.

What if a car hits you from behind? This type of accidents is rare, but it can happen, and it does appear pretty often on the road. What do you do here? You should never stay in front of a car on the road. Try to go to the side, remain on the first lane and so on. If this does happen, your main instinct would be to push your body weight towards the back. This will counteract the pressure that comes from the impact which will push you forward and out of your bike. Keep in mind that you need to have a quick reaction time here. Otherwise you will be thrown out of your motorcycle in no time.

These are the main ideas you need to keep in mind if you want to avoid being thrown out of your motorcycle during a crash. Of course, you should always use protective gear, and you should use signals and all the other tools required by law. This way you get to keep impacts to a minimum, and you can enjoy your ride!

How to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident - be defensive, proactive and also be cooperative with other road users

How to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident - be defensive, proactive and also be cooperative with other road users

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