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most of you guys are still schooling?

i wanna get a bike too but my parents sort of disapprove of it. i still rmb there was this tv programme where this handicap guy who got into accident said sth like bike is dangerous & he wouldnt ride it if he could turn back the time. (choy choy for all of us!)

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most of you guys are still schooling?

i wanna get a bike too but my parents sort of disapprove of it. i still rmb there was this tv programme where this handicap guy who got into accident said sth like bike is dangerous & he wouldnt ride it if he could turn back the time. (choy choy for all of us!)

 

the wheelchair guy always do this sort of 'advertising', he's also on the video they show u after u pass. and loads of other road safety programmes. well, he's right abt bike being dangerous.

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anyway i just got my bike today... and i really super follow cdc rules.. stop behind stop line. check blindstop before moving off etc.. feels so weird.. i bet other road users must be laughing at me.

 

i ditched the check back, esp if there's totally nothing behind me. e.g. moving off from a parking lot. also rest 2 feet down at traffic light junctions.

 

stopping behind stop line, checking blind spot all important.

 

after riding a few months, i kind of understand why they deduct points for wobbling... its abt learning to maintain control of the bike, braking properly. its impt esp in wet weather. if not careful can wobble and fall down.

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I feel that one should self-aware about yr surroundings when at stop or riding by checking the mirrors. Sometimes, I feel that the blindspot checks taught in school are excessive to a certain extend of checking all the blindspots but not looking what's right in front of you.

For me, I check whatever that is neccessary and important like changing lanes and watching out for vehicles, rather than following what is right or wrong taught in the school.

If one were to follow everything taught in school and check all the blindspots, he/she will get a headache literally...

Checking all the blindspots does not mean that you are a safe rider, you maybe endangering yourself due to being not aware of yr surroundings.

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i think what's important is also to make sure there's sufficient space between you and the person in front of you in case he suddenly jam brake. and also to make sure the person behind doesnt rear-end you when you jam brake.

 

I've a bad habit of not looking far ahead, so even when I'm a safe distance behind a vehicle, when he stops, I'm forced to use engine braking to slow down fast enough...

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i think what's important is also to make sure there's sufficient space between you and the person in front of you in case he suddenly jam brake. and also to make sure the person behind doesnt rear-end you when you jam brake.

 

i have a question though. i mean some cars they really tail gate you, ON PURPOSE, and even if you keep left for them to overtake, they cant cos there's a car infront of you (which you are keep a safe riding distance from)... how do u deter such assholes? I've always taught of putting something sharp at the tail of my bike(when i decide get one in the future).. what do you guys do to avoid this?

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by right they shouldn't overtake you on the left at all. if a car tailgates me on purpose, i'll resort to intermittent braking. this is to warn him that I may brake anytime. i have faced this many times, but I just ignore them because I know I am riding at the speed limit, and not hogging the "overtake" lane. if they need to travel faster than I do, just overtake me!

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i have a question though. i mean some cars they really tail gate you, ON PURPOSE, and even if you keep left for them to overtake, they cant cos there's a car infront of you (which you are keep a safe riding distance from)... how do u deter such assholes? I've always taught of putting something sharp at the tail of my bike(when i decide get one in the future).. what do you guys do to avoid this?

 

keep to .5 lane if necessary keep left, if u travel slow on left no one will tailgate u unless they rly fierce. if not just overtake the car infront of u from the right (which is the overtaking lane). changing lane is faster and easier if u are at 1.5 or 2.5 lane. something i learnt while OTR. of course i dont always lane split cause its dangerous and drivers might not able to anticipate ur actions hence signalling is impt if u want to move over to lane 2 or lane 3 while in lane2.5. always check blindspot and dont jam brake while doing so.

 

all these not taught in sch one, haha. my 2 cents but still riding safely and always anticipate. i rode ytd and a car cut 3 lanes one shot without checking blindspots(TPE) till infront of me but he did say sorry cause he didn't see me, i was slowing myself down when i saw the car coming from my right lol.

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i have a question though. i mean some cars they really tail gate you, ON PURPOSE, and even if you keep left for them to overtake, they cant cos there's a car infront of you (which you are keep a safe riding distance from)... how do u deter such assholes? I've always taught of putting something sharp at the tail of my bike(when i decide get one in the future).. what do you guys do to avoid this?

 

Was travelling on AYE for my first ride on the road, this Malaysia-plated car was tailgating me, but i just travelled at the same speed and maintain that safe distance from the vehicle in front. In the end, he/she just overtook me.

 

Drivers in Singapore generally aren't crazy enough to hit you from the back, so just maintain your composure and ride as per normal.

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whenever im tailgated or something ill juz lane-split and move away from the danger. there's always some sort of open space somewhere with much friendlier drivers who won't tailgate you. juz dun lose ur composure and look for safer spots, and of course don't jam brake unnecessarily. i tend to have a bad habit of jamming brake whenever i'm hesitant or lost.

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whenever im tailgated or something ill juz lane-split and move away from the danger. there's always some sort of open space somewhere with much friendlier drivers who won't tailgate you. juz dun lose ur composure and look for safer spots, and of course don't jam brake unnecessarily. i tend to have a bad habit of jamming brake whenever i'm hesitant or lost.

 

thats dangerous on the road o.o random..went for pract 7 today the test rd is much easier but i always queue up wrongly =.=

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ya it is. so must learn and correct lor. u learn something everyday while riding on the roads anyway. i thought its juz one row at the junction outside CDC and 2 rows at the U-turn junction? quite easy one la, dun kanchiong. anyway the key is juz to remember muz form up two rows or one row. den juz fill up the gap appropriately.

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I'm considering going to another Driving Centre for class 2A actually, mainly due to the Super4 being used for training.

 

Also, I think 250cc abit light leh. I'm scared it's only marginally heavier than my phantom. But tempted to go back to CDC after sitting around at the cdc kopitiam watching others taking their 2A/2 lessons.

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I'm considering going to another Driving Centre for class 2A actually, mainly due to the Super4 being used for training.

 

Also, I think 250cc abit light leh. I'm scared it's only marginally heavier than my phantom. But tempted to go back to CDC after sitting around at the cdc kopitiam watching others taking their 2A/2 lessons.

 

Aiya weight doesnt matter for guys mah. haha! cdc's 2A bike is about 138kg if im not wrong. ybr250 right? super4 is about 168kg? 30kg difference. Anyway they might change bikes after 1 year who knows? :p

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