Whether you're driving on the freeway or in the city, it is advisable to maintain a safe distance both from the vehicle in front of you and from those at the sides.
Within the initiatives that we support in our program GOAL ZERO, we want to generate the sharing of experiences between motorcyclists that can provide us with a vision of what would have happened if their reaction to an unexpected event was different. Each second of reaction counts and, for that reason, it is important that we drive very focused and in accordance with the traffic rules. To have an impact on the importance of safe driving, we also provide tips on driving and maintenance that we hope will be of interest to you.
We have already spoken about blind spots, those areas around the vehicle which remain invisible to the driver either directly or in the rear-view mirrors.
The motorcyclist is, along with pedestrians and cyclists, one of the most vulnerable groups talked about in road safety. It is in the city too, an especially hostile environment since a large amount of vehicles accumulate in different situations.
If you still do not know, starting on January 1, 2016, it is mandatory for all new motorcycles with 125 cc or greater cylinder capacity to have standard ABS. Even so, the anti-lock brake system is not new.
A motorcycle, however light it may be, is significantly heavy. As a result, it is not easy to pick it up using brute force if we have the bad luck of it falling to the ground.
The technique of countersteering is a way to drive that the motorcycle driver constantly uses. However, it is a technique that is done consciously or unconsciously which also makes it unknown, and not only for new motorcyclists.
In addition to the driver, the passenger can also benefit from the mobility advantages associated with two wheels in the big city.
Did you know that the risk of an accident is twice as high at night as during the day, according to data from RGM?
Traveling together is much more fun and it is a special feature of our group.
Riding a motorcycle or a scooter in the city has some undeniable benefits. Saving time, independence and traffic decongestion are just a few of them.
It is common to see motorcycles and scooters using the bus lane in cities, a lane whose use is restricted to buses and taxis.
"Motorcycles are for good weather," some say. Nevertheless, many people refuse to accept this saying and they continue to see all the advantages of motorcycles and scooters in spite of the rain and bad weather.
Drugs and alcohol are two factors that directly and negatively affect driver perception, so they can be significant and decisive causes of traffic accidents.
I've had my BMW K1600GTL for about a year. It's the first time I've had a bike which is so big and heavy, the possibility of traveling comfortably and with such luxurious accessories meant that I was really looking forward to buying it.
Last week I was driving my motorcycle to work. I don't need to leave the city to get to work, so the whole journey is in an urban environment. It was a bit cold and the sky was completely clear.
It was just another one of those Sundays when I take my motorcycle out with my friends to enjoy the mountain roads, an excuse to have a good time together. We are a group of motorcyclists who like to enjoy our motorcycles, but we always respect the speed limit given on the road.
On the way to my office, I always take the same route and I pass by a somewhat problematic intersection that is marked with a stop sign. I always respect it. The problem occurs because the cars that are parked on the street that I want to merge onto usually block my field of vision too much from the stop line.
I think that a scooter or a motorcycle is the best option to get to work comfortably and quickly. I also avoid using a car and running into traffic jams in the morning and the evening.
I usually drive my 400cc scooter in the city and I usually take bypasses and sections of highway for work purposes. In short, I change roads and lanes often, and sometimes I am in a hurry because my job requires me to be punctual.
I am a regular scooter rider in my city, Zaragoza. One day I was driving down a street with two lanes with lots of traffic. I was behind a car in the left lane and suddenly he jammed on the brakes and I hit the car from behind.
I was riding my bike on a conventional highway with one lane for each direction. It was a mountainous area, so there were plenty of bends. When I got close to one of those bends and I was turning into it, I realized that I was going too fast, so I braked.
I was at a friend's house and it got a bit late. It was dark and I had to go home on my motorcycle, which is in another town, taking a back road.
I normally use my scooter to go to work in the city and I also find it very useful for going between my house and the beach when I'm on vacation. To tell the truth, that's when I'm pretty relaxed and don't take certain precautions.