Do you feel comfortable out there on the road riding your motorcycle? After doing anything for a certain amount of time, you certainly get comfortable. However, riding a motorcycle comes with its risks, its dangers, and safety rules and common sense should be applied at all times. You don’t want to make it dangerous out there on the road for other people, and you don’t want to be a danger to yourself. You’re in the open air, and that comes with an extra added responsibility as a motorist.
Have you ever driven a vehicle by a biker and looked over at him or her? It’s common because there are less bikes on the road. Think about what that means as a biker. Eyes are on you, and that has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, it’s a good thing that people see you since you’re smaller out there on the road. When you’re traveling on the Interstate, you’re surrounded by cars, trucks and even bigger trucks.
As for its disadvantages, it implies that you have to watch the movement of other people carefully. You may feel bad to the bone on that motorcycle, but you have the most out there in the open at risk. Plus you have the responsibility of other drivers on your shoulders. They certainly have the same responsibilities, but you need to be sure you’re watching out and obeying the rules of the road.
My mom personally knew a close friend that was in a motorcycle accident and almost lost his life. Accidents happen, but they can also be prevented in instances if people pay closer attention to safety vs other things. If anything, let it be a gentle reminder that we all have a responsibility out there on the road and that motorcycles again pose greater risks. They are fun, but you have to be responsible.