The TAC has some great info for motor bike riders. Its well worth a look:
When I first got my licence I had them send me their 'Ride Smart CD' you can get a free copy here: http://www.spokes.com.au/#/rider-safety/ride-smart-cd-rom
It has great tips for safe riding
Great idea for a discussion, Donna. And it's not always for learners. It's good for riders of all experience to remind themselves of a few things.
I have a list of tips somewhere that I'll dig out.
I'll look forward to your list Ian. Is it possible to be blown off your Vespa??? I really felt like I would tonight. Is that a silly question? And what should I do when it is really windy. Go faster or slower? Or stop and look for a shoe sale?
One of the most likely places that your tyres will find oil or spilled petrol and get greasy will be when you fill up. Always take it easy when pulling out after filling up. Be careful when you ride in too.
And another tip:
When riding past shops, don't look at your self in the refection of the glass to see how cool you look.
And don't tell me you've never done this. I confess I have!
Don't listen to him Donna, always look in the shops, for your reflection and just in case there is a shoe sale,
pffffff what do boys know about shop windows and riding !!!! (wink)
pfffffff sensible is over rated (wink)
Admit it, it's all about the possibility of shoe sale!!!
ANOTHER TIP ABOUT PETROL STATIONS AND FILLING UP
To avoid your scooter being tipped or driven into or over, ALWAYS BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHERE YOU POSITION THE SCOOTER - MAKE SURE IT IS CLEARLY VISIBLE. The attendant at my local petrol station told me he has seen several motorbikes and scooters knocked over beside the pump because the CAR driver was NOT concentrating or looking. That is - they ONLY notice cars occupying SPACE at the pump, SCOOTERS are apparently INVISIBLE to them.