Riding a bike at night can be a lot of fun but there are a few guidelines that you must follow to make sure that you have the safest ride possible. Here are a few tips from an experienced rider for safe night riding.
- Be absolutely sure about your bike, because even a small variation in the running of the bike will make your heart skip a beat.
- Use the light dipper for every single vehicle you come across. Because it’s hard to see across when the opposite vehicle is on high beam. Other motorists may not follow this, but you should do it anyway.
- Do not lean too much into the curves, because you can’t know how deep it is. When the oncoming vehicle is approaching fast, it becomes hard to get back straight up quickly.
- Look out for every single instruction board beside the road. Be it a warning a speed breaker or a curve ahead etc., Please remember that they are there for a reason.
- Be ready for those long, lonely stetches. Sometimes it’s just you on the road for miles on end without a single soul in the vicinity.
- Know the route you’re travelling on. As thrilling as it may sound travelling on unknown roads in the night, it won’t be so thrilling should you need something.
- Be extra careful while overtaking. It’s hard to judge the exact distance of oncoming vehicles at night, especially when they’re using high beams.
- Use those LED projector lamps only if necessary. They will just blind the driver on the opposite side, sometimes at your own peril.
- Watch out for the unexpected guests on the road, i.e., animals. A dog might be man’s best friend, but it’s not so much when it chooses to cross a road while you are at top speed.