1. Ride with anticipation.
You must always be alert to what is happening around you, anticipate what might happen and adapt your behavior accordingly. Always look far ahead of you and keep an eye on other road users. Even if you have priority, car drivers often have difficulty seeing motorcyclists.
2. Make yourself as visible as possible.
This is the reason vests for motorcyclists are often in vivid colors. Choose clothes with fluorescent bands and always have your headlights on. Do not ride too far on the right but please respect other road users.
3. Respect the Highway Code.
Other road users will respect you more. Indicate your change of direction and do not ‘slalom’; keep this exercise for the ski slopes!
4. Learn how to brake effectively.
Use both brakes and keep your arms outstretched. Be especially careful when riding on wet ground!
5. Be careful of over-confidence.
Sharp bends produce strong sensations, but do not forget safety first!
6. Drive carefully through a traffic jam.
Did you know that riding through a traffic jam is authorized by the Highway Code only when vehicles are stationary?
7. Look out for hazards.
Drain covers, dead leaves, fine gravel, paving stones in rainy weather may be unimportant for motorists, but are dangerous for two-wheeled vehicles. They can unbalance you and cause a fall. Be aware of air volume displacement caused by large vehicles.
8. Ride a motor bike, yes; but not just anywhere!
Do not ride: on the hard shoulders, bands marked out for work, shaded zones, or on the asphalted areas between the line and the central reservation. Nor should you ride your bike if you are not in a fit state to do so. Control of a motor bike requires a lot of physical effort.
9. Take an advanced driving course.
Do not hesitate to do this. It will help you to become aware of your own and your bike’s possibilities and limitations.
10. Do not neglect your equipment.
The bike will not protect you. Wear the appropriate safety equipment.