Information for motorcyclists and staying safe on Scotland's roads.
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Motorcycle crashes can be serious. Motorbike riders should realise what they can and can't do and be careful.
Most road crashes can be avoided. They often involve basic mistakes by the rider.
A lot of collisions and deaths in Scotland involve motorbikes.
Motorbike riders are more vulnerable on the roads than car drivers. Weather conditions changing, speeding and poor judgement in overtaking all add to that danger.
There are a number of things you can do to reduce the risk of crashing:
- Take time on bends on country roads
- Take extra care at junctions
- Take care when overtaking
- Only overtake when it is safe
- Know your motorcycle and what to do if you feel like you are losing control.
Clothing is important for you being seen and for your safety. During the day you should ensure you are wearing bright colours over your protective clothing. In the evening reflective clothing should be worn. A helmet is required by law.