Safety Tips for Riders in the Rainy Sea­son (and Gen­er­ally)

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It is very hard to drive on In­dian roads dur­ing the mon­soon. Drainage, ditches and speed break­ers are par­tic­u­larly dan­ger­ous dur­ing heavy rains. Re­mem­ber, there is no outer shell or a metal cage that pro­tects a two-wheeler rider from an in­jury in the event of an accident, hence bet­ter co­or­di­na­tion and bal­ance of the ve­hi­cle is crit­i­cal. Here are some safety tips that two-wheeler riders should keep top­most in their minds: Be­fore start­ing the ve­hi­cle, pre-check your ve­hi­cle for clutch, break, in­di­ca­tors, head­light and fuel. Al­ways wear a fully cov­ered hel­met. Fol­low the traf­fic rules re­li­giously. Pedes­tri­ans are ex­tremely hard to spot in rains, so drive with care. Don’t splash wa­ter on pedes­tri­ans. Be ex­tra cau­tious about stray an­i­mals on the road. Do not turn abruptly. Use in­di­ca­tors for turns and use head­lights (dip­per) for over­tak­ing. Spot ve­hi­cle be­hind you in the mir­ror be­fore tak­ing any turn. Over­tak­ing on left is never right. Avoid us­ing cell phone and lis­ten­ing to mu­sic though ear­phone while driv­ing. Park and talk. Do not mix drink­ing and driv­ing. Drive slowly dur­ing the rains as well as on wet roads. Go slow over flooded roads. When you are on wa­tery sur­face, hold the han­dle­bar straight, look in the front and main­tain the cen­tre of grav­ity and bal­ance. Ap­ply brake be­fore or af­ter the wa­tery sur­face, not when on wa­tery sur­face. When pos­si­ble, stay off the roads dur­ing heavy rains; park in con­crete shade and wait till the rain stops. Avoid go­ing through kuchha road. Plan the jour­ney in such a way that you reach your des­ti­na­tion within daylight hours in rainy sea­son.

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