It feels good to ride two-wheeler automobiles but sometimes what fear comes to our mind is about the safety issues, that’s why as an alternative we prefer four-wheeler automobiles instead of two-wheeler automobiles, but the ultimate enjoyment and pleasure that a motorcycling provides to the rider is comparable to nothing in the entire world, it gives the feeling of being independent, like our own life we tackle all the obstacles that come in between and we don’t stop and keep moving forward , therefore we are going to provide the riding rules which are the motorcycle safety tips for riders so that new riders could prepare themselves for the ride, and have a safe ride, So here the list of “Riding Rules & Safety Etiquette” we hope that this information would help you to gain confidence and ride with utmost safety because you will enjoy only when you are safe,
So here are the riding rules that you need to follow if you are riding in a group or even solo ;
Riding Rules Essentials
- All riders must wear a helmet.
- All riders have to carry the original documents of the bikes (RC/Insurance etc.)
- A jacket, gloves, and goggles could come in handy
- Please get your motorcycles with a full tank of petrol.
- Each rider is supposed to wear proper attire (denim, shoes). Please avoid wearing slippers, skirts, suits with dupattas.
- Everyone needs to ride with a “safety first” attitude. The safety of all individuals, whether or not they are a part of the group, is of paramount importance.
- Regardless of the Lead Biker’s signals, a rider is responsible for his or her own safety at all times.
- The standard formation, under good conditions of road, traffic, and weather, will be a double row and staggered in one traffic lane.
- The interval will be for 1 second between staggered riders, which will automatically make a 2-second interval between you and the bike directly in front of you.
- The standard speeds on clear roads will be 60 km-ph or the prescribed speed limit at all times.
- Each rider should maintain his or her starting line-up position in the group until the arrival at the destination. This allows each rider to become more familiar with the riding style of those nearest them.
- At all times, standard hand signals will be used for: changing the formation to a single row and back to double staggered, all turns, lane changes, slowing, and stopping, and pointing out road hazards. Turn signal lights will also be used at all times.
- On any stretch of curvy road and in any corner, a group may ride in single-file momentarily, to enable each rider to corner at his own speed and to have as much room as possible for maneuvering. This is an acceptable variance to the staggered formation; usually, the Lead Biker will not signal for single-file at each turn but will expect the riders to choose their own path of travel.
- Once the hand signal is given – each rider must ensure through his rear – view mirror that the same is being passed on to riders behind them.
- STOPS AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS. Keep your bike in first gear and ready to move when the light turns green unless you know that it will be an extremely long red light and need to give your hand a rest. The few seconds’ delays in shifting from neutral to first gear can cause the group to split.
- No wheelies, stoppies, etc. People should also not slow way down from the group, then zoom back up to the group.
- These are the rules to group ride like a pro
BREAKDOWNS & ACCIDENTS:
- In case of a breakdown – riders should try to get the attention of the Lead Biker with two elongated honks.
- The Lead will stop the group at the earliest possible moment (keeping with known good safety practices).
- It may be necessary for the group to disperse and park separately to avoid creating additional hazardous conditions.
- The Lead Biker should ascertain the situation and decide if the problem can be fixed.
- If the bike can get fixed and running, the group waits until the bike is fixed and then moves on together for the ride.
- If the Lead Biker ascertains that the problem is beyond immediate repair and needs specialized Technical support – the bike(s) will be carried to the nearest service station for repair. The employee will be assisted by the sweeps throughout the repair process.
In the event, a rider meets with an accident, the following steps should be taken.
- Lead Biker to ascertain the situation.
- Each Lead Biker will be given a First Aid Box – minor bruises etc can be attended to by the Lead. The rider may continue if personal injury and damage to the machine are within bearable limits and if the rider still wants to continue.
- In the event of a major accident – the Lead Biker should call for the ambulance immediately.
- The group needs to wait until the ambulance arrives.
- Other group members could help by:
- Aid and comfort those involved
- Slowly, divert, or stop traffic in a safe manner
- Notify the Ambulance, and or Fire Service as the situation demands.
- Maintain order and preserve the accident scene for Police investigation.
- If possible, take photographs.
- If possible, obtain license plate numbers and vehicle descriptions, including driver descriptions in the event of a hit and run violation.
- Obtain the names and addresses of witnesses, if necessary.
- If possible, maintain overall control of the situation until relieved by the proper authorities.
These riding rules or guidelines cannot encompass every possible set of circumstances, and they are intended to serve as a basic guide for most situations. Each person is therefore expected to read, understand, and apply these guidelines, using their best judgment. Our mission is to promote safety because your life is your own responsibility and safety should not be compromised in any manner that’s why we have prepared some of these rules for riding or simply motorcycle safety tips for riders, If there is anything that you guys feel is not included then kindly mention it in the comment section below, that information would be very beneficial for other riders to prepare themselves for the ride.