• Fun Facts about Bike Safety

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    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;

    Few interesting facts:

    1.Be your bike’s doctor:

    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.

    2. A little heat is necessary:

    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.

    3.Red Alert:

    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,

    4.Stay away from Buzzing:

    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.

    5.Look-up:

    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.

    6.Always wear protection gears:

    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.

    7.Do not drench in rain:

    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.

    8.Sparkle the stickers:

    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.

    9.Keep safe distance:

    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.

    10.Follow the rules:

    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.

    11.Be kind to your fellow beings:

    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.

    • Tips to Keep Your Two-Wheeler Safe this Diwali

      Read on for tips on how to keep your two-wheeler safe during the festivities:

      1. Park your two-wheeler in a covered parking spot: In order to shield your vehicle from firecrackers that are lit during Diwali, it is essential to park your vehicle in safe and covered parking spots. Ideally, you should ensure that your vehicle is safely parked in your garage. However, if a covered parking spot is not available, you can opt for a safe commercial parking space.
      2. Avoid using a bike cover: Most bike covers are flammable and can be a fire hazard during Diwali. Thus, make sure to not use a bike cover to cover your two-wheeler.
      3. Carry a first aid kit: As a vehicle owner, you should ensure that you always carry a first aid kit when riding. During Diwali, it becomes all the more necessary to keep a first aid kit on hand at all times since there is a chance that you or people around you may get injured.
      4. Stay alert: While riding, it is necessary to stay alert and watch out for people lighting firecrackers on the road.
      5. Carry a fire extinguisher: It is necessary to carry a portable fire extinguisher with you while riding to put out any fires that might have started.
      6. Insure your two-wheeler: Mishaps can happen despite the best of your efforts. Thus, it is necessary to insurer your two-wheeler. While it is only mandatory to purchase a third-party liability insurance policy, you should, in fact, consider opting for a comprehensive two-wheeler insurance policy since it provides coverage against damages caused to your vehicle due to unforeseen circumstances, as well. Further, you should also ensure to carry your policy documents and other required documents with you when riding your bike.

      Make sure to keep the above-mentioned tips in mind to have a safe Diwali.

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