How to Ride at Night
When you ride at night it’s completely different to riding during the day and as such requires a different approach to safety. The risk of accident increases with night-time riding so it’s vital to be responsible for your action on the road.
Checks prior to riding
Ensure your bike is clean and in good working order.
Check the basics, tires, fuel, oil, and lights – replace anything that isn’t in tip top shape. Scrub the lights, windshield, reflectors, and any shiny surfaces.
Have your eyes checked by an optician as it’s harder to see at night. If you wear glasses, considering custom made eyewear to make your night vision as clear as possible.
Protective Gear and Safety
Wearing the right gear is one of the most important aspects of night-time riding.
Keep dark clothing to a minimum and wear bright colours and a reflector vest so that other motorists can see you.
Check your helmet and eyewear fit properly to avoid them slipping off unexpectedly.
Keep eyewear devoid of dirt and scratches that may distort your view.
On the Road
Give other motorists space on the road.
Do not under any circumstance tailgate; allow yourself every opportunity to successfully stop suddenly.
Dip your headlights when you encounter other motorists, full lights particularly at night-time can be blinding.