Do you often find yourself writing in the dark? For most professionals who commute to their place of work have to ride back home in the dark under artificial lighting conditions are in complete dark without any help other than the headlights on the motorcycle!
In such conditions it is important that you make yourself visible to other riders and vehicle users because you being on the motorcycle, you are the most exposed to the Rangers on the road if there is an accident! With that in mind, here are five simple things that you can do to let people know of your presence on the road. Let’s check them out and make visible to others on road.
Use a good quality bright and visible motorcycle helmet
What do we mean by visible motorcycle helmet? Well, the answer is quite simple when you are in the market looking for a brand-new good quality premium motorcycle helmet, make sure that it is not completely dark or black in colour because such options make you even more impossible to be seen especially in the dark. A rather smart option on the other hand is going with neon green helmets or bright yellow helmets which become clearly visible even if the ambient lighting conditions is not optimal.
Install reflective tapes on the motorcycle
Most motorcycle accessory shops around the world keep reflective tapes with the time which are extremely useful in order to make the motorcycle completely light up like a Christmas tree when the headlight of a car signs upon eight. You can find reflective tales in different colours-but we strongly recommend to go with red and yellow or white stripes which are extremely high visibility options that will make you amply visible to everyone else on the road.
Invest in these reflective tapes and install them on strategic positions on the motorcycle so that whenever there is an incident light upon it then tire motorcycle becomes visible to everybody else.
Install auxiliary lighting systems
Certain modifications to the motorcycle are not applicable under the law-and therefore before proceeding with the steps make sure that your local laws and regulations are not averse to the installation of auxiliary lights on the motorcycle. There are different options in the market which will help you become visible and also see the rules more clearly by installing doors auxiliary lighting systems. Speak to a mechanic in your locality and find out how exactly lights can help you out in being more visible as well as in spotting travels on the road before they actually happen.
Always keep an eye on erratically moving vehicles
Most riders riding after sunset are fatigued, and there is a very good chance that many of them might also be drunk returning from a party or a club! This means that you being on the motorcycle the risk of being hit and hurt is high for you. So always keep an eye on vehicles that are moving erratically in and out of their lanes. If you find yourself in a situation with too much traffic especially in the dark with no proper lighting infrastructure, you might consider taking an alternative route from the next time.
Avoid writing in the dark times
And last but not the least the most practical and powerful suggestion that we have for you is to avoid raining when it is dark. Whenever possible and the journeys and rides before sunset. In the unlikely scenario that you cannot simply avoid riding after sunset, choose a road that is well lit and have proper lighting infrastructure in place. If that is also not possible, the only thing that remains is to be as visible as possible to other motorists and vehicle users by following the motorcycle riding safety tips and techniques that we shared with you before.
And finally, always make sure that the brand good quality premium two-wheeler helmet that you use should have a clear visor rather than a tinted visor or a sunvisor which will make it even more difficult to spot of cycles on the road after sundown.
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