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A SIMPLE GUIDE TO INFORM YOU ABOUT

SIMPLE SAFE MOTORCYCLE RIDING TECHNIQUES

By Art Westergren

EACH PARAGRAPH IS LOADED WITH TIPS AND METHODS THAT WILL HELP YOU AVOID RISKS THAT
YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

THE INTENT OF THIS GUIDE IS INFORMATION FOR YOU TO ENHANCE YOUR RIDING SKILLS TO MAKE IT
SAFER FOR YOU AND YOUR FELLOW RIDERS.

RIDING SMARTER TO BE SAFE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD............................ Why I wrote this guide.

RISK FACTORS KILL OR INJURE. Five basic rules to remember.

CHECK LIST TO PREPARE YOU... What to do to get ready.

1. WEATHER CHECK................. Take the proper gear.

2. MOTORCYCLE CHECK............ Know your equipment.

3. PLAN THE ROUTE................. Avoiding risks factors.

4. FINAL CHECKS..................... Donít forget must know things, passenger briefing.

5. WARM UP AND PREPARED.....  Leaving on your trip safely.

6. GROUP RIDING...................  Proper discussion avoids risk factors.


BASIC STEPS TO SAFE GROUP RIDING:

1.   LAY DOWN GROUND RULES
2.   STAYING STAGGERED
3.   NEVER AVOID ANIMALS
4.   STAY TIGHT APPROACHING HIGH RISK AREAS
5.   PROPER HAND SIGNALS
6.   BE IN THE PROPER SAFEST LANE
7.   CHANGING LANES
8.   APPROACHING INTERSECTIONS
9.   BREAKDOWNS
10. STOPPING (RISK FACTORS)
11. PULLING OUT AFTER STOPS
12. LEAVING INTERSECTIONS
13. FLOWING WITH TRAFFIC
14. SPEED LIMITS
15. APPROACHING FLOWING TRAFFIC
16. PASSING LARGE VEHICLES
17. RIDING IN WET WEATHER
18. TOLL BOOTHS
19. LEFT TURNS



7. STUPIDITY

1. Racing motors
2. Burn outs
3. Fast take off
4. No head light
5. Worn tires
6. Faulty equipment
7. Bad documents or no licensee
8. Improper insurance protection


Each topic above is packed with tips and information on how to ride smart to be safe. Please pass the on to any one that will take the time to read it.
I will be revising and adding information in the future so please send me an E mail if you have anything to add that can be of benefit to others.

Thank You,

DISCLAIMER: THIS GUIDE WAS WRITTEN TO HELP REINFORCE ANY INFORMATION OR TRAINING THAT YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE.. IT IS NOT TO BE IN ANY WAY TO BE CONSIDERED AS THE LAW OR MANDATORY TO FOLLOW. YOU MUST ADJUST ACCORDINGLY TO ANY SITUATION THAT MIGHT ARISE. SOME STATE LAWS MAY CONTRADICT THIS GUIDE, SO BE AWARE OF STATE REGULATIONS.

WRITTEN BY: ART WESTERGREN - artwestergren [@] comcast.net

December 2009

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