Avoid looking late into junctions
Avoid looking late into junctions as this can translate to a late decision to stop, along with overloaded front suspension and challenges maintaining balance. Furthermore, a rider is unlikely to be in the optimum position to safely exit the junction. This can result in a rider steering wide and even veering on to the wrong side of the road, which can be very dangerous. Another risk associated with looking late and poor position can be a ‘dropped’ motorcycle.
By looking early a timely decision can be made
By looking early a timely decision can be made, allowing the rider to look in the direction of travel, position the bike correctly and safely exit the junction. A proper junction approach, with early observation will allow the rider to follow the kerb (if exiting left) and if there is a need to stop, the riders position is optimal for moving forward again.
Don’t take second glances after the decision has been
- Slow down early
- Always be ready to stop
- Make a decision at least one car length from the junction
- Look forward and stop, or look forward to go
- Don’t take second glances after the decision has been made as this can result in poor balance
- Take sufficient time and do not rush
Compulsory Basic TrainingGet FREE access to CBT instructor top tips
Essential CBT audio guide plus...
CBT essential audio guide
Slowing down for junctions
Poor stopping at junctions
Turning left at a ‘T’ junction
Turning left into a side road
Turning right at a ‘T’ junction
Turning right into a side road
Turning left at roundabouts
Straight on at roundabouts
Turning right at roundabouts
Resources do not substitute professional motorcycle training and are subject to our terms.