What To Expect When Riding At Night
To some, riding a motorcycle at night can be a thrill. The exhilarating feeling of a quiet road, most people are sat at home having their tea. Meanwhile, on the other hand, some people don’t like it. Riding at night can be a scary experience; the dimmed vision can make you anxious about the unknown feeling of what is around the corner.
Whatever the case may be, we are here to shed a some safety tips for when you want to be a night rider!
Expect to see Hazards
It’s pretty easy to see things out in the distance when you’re on the road in the daytime; of course, that depends on the weather. But that doesn’t compare to riding at night.
Riding at night in the City
You might think that riding in the city at night will be one of the easiest routes. However, we all know that the pubs and clubs are more active at night, so if you find yourself venturing into the city centre at night, especially on a weekend, make sure to keep an eye out for citizens who have had a little bit too much to drink!
You’re not the only one!
Night time brings out all kinds of things on the road… including other motorists. In particular, dangerous motorists who think the roads are quiet. Picture this: You’re casually riding down a straight road with a hidden crossroad, and some car comes swinging around the corner. In reality, this could happen at any time during the day, but in an evening it is more of a risk.
It is also very important to look out for cyclists, especially if you are riding on country roads. Their equipment isn’t as advanced as cars and motorbikes, so they have a lot more difficulty being seen.
This one is probably the biggest danger. On country roads, animals can come from absolutely anywhere and leap over a wall. This is more of a danger to motorcyclists because even the smallest of animals can cause the biggest accident, and animals as big as deer can be fatal. Although it is tempting to pick up speed on straight country roads, it is really important to keep a reduced and steady speed and be as alert as possible at all times.