Things They Don’t Teach You In The MSF Class

Things They Don’t Teach You In The MSF Class

Part One

Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC and the Motorcycle Safety Site recommend that you successfully complete the beginner’s MSF class before getting on your first motorcycle. However, there are some things that the MSF class doesn’t teach you. That’s why http://www.msgroup.org/ has created a list of tips and techniques you need to know that you can’t learn in the MSF class:

  • The MSF teaches their students how to get and maintain control of their motorcycles. However, they do not teach their students how to regain control if they have lost it. Students should be told that if they ever lose control of their bikes, they should always squeeze both levers, fast!
  • When riding in a group, it is far more important to put your most qualified and experienced rider in the drag position than it is to put that person in the lead. This person is the first person who will need to deal with an accident, is in the best position to observe the riding skills of the others and recommend changes to accommodate them if need be, and is the person that most often obtains that new lane for the group.
  • When riding in a group, lane changes into a lane that is moving slower than you are should be done just as you do when passing a car – one at a time, first bike to last. Observe that so long as the lead bike takes over the slower lane and maintains speed, the hole in the target lane gets larger and everybody can move over. Only after the drag bike has made the lane change should speeds for the group be changed to insure that everyone can get into the new lane.

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Part Two

Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC and the Motorcycle Safety Site recommend that you successfully complete the beginner’s MSF class before getting on your first motorcycle. However, there are some things that the MSF class doesn’t teach you. That’s why http://www.msgroup.org/ has created a list of tips and techniques you need to know that you can’t learn in the MSF class:

  • A lesson that is not quite emphasized enough in MSF class is that your mirrors only say no. That is, if you see a problem in your mirrors, they are telling you NOT to move into that problem.
  • If it’s shiny or black, ride a different track. There is a whole lane at your disposal without encroaching on the traffic rights of other motorists. You ride staggered to give you maneuvering room in case you need it. Rather than ride over a patch of shiny or unusually black surface, assume you need it.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Ohio motorcycle accident, you need information. Order your FREE copy of The Ohio Motorcycle Accident Book to learn your rights. Our Toledo, Ohio motorcycle accident lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we have six locations in northwest Ohio where we can meet with you – for free – to discuss your case.