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When it comes to safety, motorcyclists have shown to be some of the most knowledgeable people on the road. The case has been made that riders are safer than motorists because of their greater awareness of the road and potential hazards. Read more about why we think riders make better drivers below. You can also get motorbike insurance through Carole Nash
1. riders have better awareness
Riders tend to hone their hazard perception skills because they don’t have the same kind of physical cover that a car provides. They make no assumptions because their lives depend on them being aware of what’s going on around them.
By getting into a similar mentality, you can improve your road awareness and be more prepared for others motorists and riders.
2. riders are better at reading the road
Motorcyclists spend a lot of time reading the road, looking ahead for potential hazards and preparing as much as possible. Different motorbikes come with different techniques and riders learn to push their point of focus as far as they can.
These types of techniques can be transferred to a car so you’ll become better at reading the road.
3. riders have better VISIBILITY
Riders check blindspots all the time, partly out of necessity, partly because of the lack of blindspot warning systems that are featured in certain car models. This means riders are constantly looking over their shoulders.
Drivers may only look over their shoulder in certain situations, so adopting a rider’s approach will mean you’re more likely to spot hazards before they occur.
4. RIDERS HAVE LESS BAD HABITS
Being a rider means you’re less likely to fall into bad habits because of the amount of focus you place on the road. There’s no temptation to check phones or reset a sat nav because of having two hands on the handlebars.
Sitting up on a bike allows riders to spot other road users’ bad habits, which allows them to plan ahead. This helps to develop a ‘sixth sense’ that a biker can use to instinctively see how a car is positioned. Drivers can develop the same sense and apply it to other motorists.
5. RIDERS HAVE REGULAR MAINTENANCE CHECKS
Motorcyclists ensure their bikes are maintained to a high standard, checking tyre pressure, oil levels and chain tension.
Motorbikes also offer a chance for experimentation with modifications and riders are able to teach themselves new skills. Drivers can do the same and having the same attitude can make the prospect of servicing or modifying a car seem less daunting.
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6. RIDERS PREPARE FOR THE WEATHER
Weather is a crucial factor for deciding on whether motorcyclists go out on the road or not. Bikers plan a journey down to the gear they wear, especially in winter.
It’s this kind of pre-planning attitude that can help drivers become better road users.