5 Tips To Help You Prepare For Your Practical Motorcycle Test
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The shoulder check or ‘lifesaver’ as it is commonly known is one of the most important aspects of riding a motorcycle, the manoeuvre includes a quick glance over the shoulder before making a move to check your blind spot for obstacles such as pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. This could be when you are leaving a roundabout, turning into a junction or merging onto a motorway or dual carriageway.
Missing one or two will not fail you your test but you are likely to pick up a minor for this, forget to do it too many times and this minor could convert into a major fault and fail you your test.
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Maintain a two-second gap
This may not fail you your test, but could cause you to crash if you do not stay alert at how close you are to the vehicles around and ahead of you. It is important to maintain at least two seconds to the vehicle ahead of you to be able to react and avoid any hazards that may occur whilst also maintaining a good view of the road past the vehicle ahead.
Keep your eye on the indicators
It’s very common to accidentally leave your indicators clicking away long after you have turned into a junction or made use of them, everyone does it.
Leaving them on in your test could eventually lead to a major fault if deemed serious enough, you may be able to forget about them once or twice and pick up minor points for these however if you were to ride past a junction with your indicators ticking away, you would fail the test due to a major fault.