Poor stopping at junctions (CBT)

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Motorcycle junction advice - poor stopping at junctions

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
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