Riding two-wheeler is sheer joy for obvious reasons, it may not be true for city roads as well. For Indian roads, two-wheeler is the most convenient mode of transport. In the last financial year, companies have sold over 14 million bikes across the country. It is a popular mode of transport in India because it’s small, sleek and maintainable by anyone.
Traveling by bike is very easy in a city like Bengaluru, because you can tackle the traffic conveniently. There are a number of factors responsible for the rise in percentage of accidents. Bike safety is not the one you should be compromising on. Wearing helmets and having a two wheeler insurance policy is mandatory under the law. Here are some interesting facts you can count on;
To make sure that all technical aspects of your bike is in great shape is number one priority. Service your bike regularly and check for braking, tire pressure, horn, clutch, head lights, tail lights, gear, tier condition, engine oil, fuel level, etc. If you are traveling on bike for a long ride make sure to carry a tool kit and first aid kit with you to be on the safer side.
Make sure to heat your engine by starting your bike first thing in the morning before you start traveling. This will help you in smooth driving experience as the engine will be right temperature.
Be alert while driving on main road especially in rural areas. In these kind of areas, there will be a lot of cross roads and not to forget the stray animals. Within a blink of an eye anything can happen,
Never ride your vehicle while talking on a cell-phone. It is the most dangerous thing and you may be fined for it too. It distracts your concentration and driving.
Keep an eye on the signboards on roadsides and know the indications. There are speed brakes, no free-left, one way, deviations, school area, stop signal, potholes, railway crossing, etc. These signs are necessary for riders to understand what is coming next in your way.
Always wear a helmet and if you are traveling with a passenger, then they should wear a helmet too. Protect your jaw by tying the strap. Buy a helmet that has a plastic case to cover your face so you can be safe from dust, wind, insects hitting your eye etc. Remember, you are wearing helmet for your safety not to save yourself from paying fines.
During monsoon, always carry a raincoat or leather jackets, a pair of gloves, waterproof rain cover for your shoes with a good grip and a waterproof cover for your shoulder bags.
Stick reflective bands on your helmet, both the side of the bike and at the back of your vehicle to make yourself visible for the vehicles behind you and traveling from the opposite direction. These stickers are very important if you are traveling at night.
Maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles is vital. Never weave in and out of traffic and end up on the right lane. Only the left lane is for two wheelers. While overtaking a moving vehicle, keep safe distance and alert them with an indicator before you do so.
Never ride between two vehicles, it is dangerous. That distance is to avoid collisions and maintaining a safe gap. Follow all the traffic rules because this one is not meant to be broken. Do not take a turn immediately without indicating your intentions.
Stop for pedestrians and animals to cross. Be sure not to ride fast near school zones and do not overtake from the left.
If you are a part of any mishap or accident, it is not just you who suffer but your family also suffers along with you. It is important in all times to have a life insurance or a health insurance for your own safety. It is also important to insure your bike with two wheeler insurances to have a cover against any damages that may happen to you or the third-party.
Two wheeler insurance covers third-party liability as well so if they are hurt in the mishap the insurance can take care of it.
Read on for tips on how to keep your two-wheeler safe during the festivities:
Make sure to keep the above-mentioned tips in mind to have a safe Diwali.
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