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The Rider's Handbook

Summary

What you should know about safe riding

This section has explained how to reduce the likelihood of being involved in a crash by applying the principles of low risk riding. After reading this section you should know:

  • How to calculate a three-second crash avoidance space.
  • The two stages of effective braking.
  • The most appropriate road position to adopt based on space surface and sight.
  • How to steer a motorcycle.
  • The most effective riding posture.
  • How to plan a series of curves.
When learning to ride a motorcycle it's a good idea to start on very quiet streets that you know well. Start off riding only in daylight. Only ride at night once you gain experience.
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