a scooter or motorcycle can be dangerous; but there much you
can do to minimise risk and improve your safety. Take a look
at the following information and recommendations:
Take your CBT as soon as possible, even if you don't have to
and go for your full licence. Nothing will beat expert advice
about the road and traffic
Be alert at
all times and do not allow yourself to become distracted.
your priorities right
When getting home or to work 2 minutes earlier is not worth risking
your life for. Remember that you are already saving hours per
week over the miserable people in cars and on public transport
so don't hurry.
Ride at a safe pace
and distance from other road users
Ride only at
a safe speed and consider how much road you need to brake, you
will need more road if it is wet. Don't allow other bikers dictate
your speed. If another bike wishes to overtake then let it by.
Never drink and ride
riding scooters and motorbikes simply should never be mixed.
Safety equipment -
be seen - be heard
Safety helmets should be worn at all times whilst riding. High
visibility accessories are recommended. Use your horn to get noticed,
that's is what it is for.
Going up the inside of cars is a very bad mistake. You are
invisible and cars will turn left across you, parked cars
will fling open doors and pedestrians will step out without
looking. Undertaking is a quick way to become involved in
Dominate your lane,
don't ride in the gutter
Even if you're on a 50cc doing 30 mph, avoid riding in the gutter.
You've got as much right to use the road as everyone else. The
gutter is usually wet and full of leaves and twigs and other
rubbish, if you ride there than that's where you'll stay. Dominating
your lane means riding in the middle of it, or perhaps slightly
to the right of the centre.