Motorcycles are two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles steered by a handlebar from a saddle-style seat. They can be powered by gasoline or electric engines, or they may be powered by a combination of fuel and air (hybrid motorcycles). Motorcycles are popular because they offer the excitement and freedom of driving while offering a more environmentally friendly alternative to gas-guzzling cars. Go to website
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Motorcycle riders should wear gloves when riding their bikes to help them grip the controls more easily. They should also use protective eyewear to guard against wind, road debris, insects, and other small items that could fly up from the roadway. Even with these precautions, riders should perform a thorough inspection of their motorcycle before each ride to identify any mechanical issues that might unnecessarily put them in a dangerous situation.
When changing lanes, a responsible rider makes a head turn to visually check behind them for any vehicles that might be approaching or attempting to pass at locations such as intersections, side streets, and driveways. Many motorcycles are equipped with rounded “convex” mirrors that allow greater visibility but can sometimes cause objects to appear farther away than they really are. It’s important that the mirrors are adjusted properly to avoid this effect.