Hours of Training
You must take responsibility for your own actions and how you ride your motorcycle. Putting your faith in other road users can be a costly mistake. A good attitude towards what you are doing will carry you a long way but you will face the consequences if you have a poor attitude and no respect for life on two wheels.
There are many motorcycle accidents where the blame is put on that of the other road user, you should not put your safety in the hands of other road users. Blaming them for situations you find yourself in, means that you need to change your own attitude.
Taking responsibility for what you do is part of riding a motorcycle. If you want to arrive home safely after a ride, you need to increase your chances of doing that by riding defensively and within your own capabilities.
Don’t fall into the trap of peer pressure, or even think that you’re a brilliant rider. As a new and novice rider, there is always something to learn. The Module One and Module Two tests are a great start to learning solid foundations but they do not prepare you for the real riding you have ahead of you.
Riders often have a perceived ability that is far greater than their actual ability. In many cases they ride out of their comfort zone and run out of ability in difficult situations. Understand where your maximum ability lies and always ride within 80% of that. This will always mean you have some spare ability in reserve for the odd occasion when you really need it.
Motorcycle training schools can provide you with advanced motorcycle training. After passing the basic motorcycle test, they can advise on the DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme, which is run by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
BikeSafe is favoured by many riders as a hazard awareness scheme that is run through various police forces around the UK. Advanced rider qualifications can then follow through other organisations such as Diamond Advanced, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
You should always take responsibility for yourself, your actions and the condition of your motorcycle. Make a long term commitment to further advanced training and accept that you and your safety are in your own hands and the way you ride.
Motorcycle Riders Hub is an online eLearning training and guidance platform for all riders. It helps riders at different stages in their training to understand how to improve, operate and control their motorcycle.
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