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Slow down so the tailgater can pass when clear

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Slow down so the tailgater can pass when clear.Handling Dangerous SurfacesA motorcycle is delicately balanced on two wheels. To stay upright, the two wheelsmust have good traction. Any surface that affects the motorcycle’s traction will affectits balance. Any slippery surface increases the chance of a rider falling. Dangeroussurfaces include:Slippery surfaces.Uneven surfaces.Grooves and gratings.Sloping surfaces.Some slippery surfaces are caused by:Liquids.Sand/Gravel.Leaves..191MOTORCYCLE MANUALTHE NEW JERSEY DRIVER MANUAL
Wet pavement, particularly just after the rain and before surface oil washesto the side of the road.Gravel roads or places where sand and gravel have collected on pavedroads.Mud, snow, and ice.Wet lane markings and steel surfaces (manhole covers).Metal construction plates.There are a number of precautions that riders can take to operate more safely onslippery surfaces.Reduce speed.It takes longer to stop on slippery surfaces. Make up for this bytraveling at a slower speed. It is particularly important to reduce speed on curves.Remember, speed limits posted on curves apply to good, dry surface conditions.Use both brakes.The front brake is still more effective than the back brake – evenon extremely slippery surfaces. On ice, riders should not brake at all.Avoid sudden moves.Any sudden change in speed or direction can cause a skidon slippery surfaces. Therefore, turn, brake, accelerate, and change gears as little andas gradually as possible. On a very slippery surface, such as on a patch of ice, do notmake changes until after passing it.Avoid slippery areas.It is important to find the best pavement. Riders should beaware that:Oil from vehicles tends to build up in the center of the lane, particularlynear the intersections where vehicles slow down or stop. On wet pavement,therefore, it is better to operate in the grooves created by the wheels ofmoving vehicles. Some people suggest using the left wheel track all thetime. However, this may not always be a good idea. Instead, ride in theportion of the lane where it is easiest to be seen.Oil spots when stopping or parking can cause riders to fall.Dirt and gravel tend to collect along the sides of the road. It is very import-ant to stay away from the edge of the road when making sharp turns atintersections, or entering and leaving freeways at high speed.Certain sections of the road dry faster after rain or melt faster after snow.Try at all times to stay in the best part of the lane...192
It is almost impossible to maintain balance on ice, hard packed snow or wet slipperysurfaces. Avoid them if possible. If it is impossible to avoid them, proceed across themin a straight line, but DO NOT adjust speed. Keep a center lane position and avoid theslippery area by riding slightly to the left or right of the center. Pull in the clutch andcoast across. In some slippery areas, such as tollbooths, ride slightly to the left or rightof the center to avoid problem areas.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Robideau, Jennifer
Tags
Driver s license, Personal identification, Commercial driver s license

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