One of the best approaches to motorcycling safety, is to be predictable, and also to pre-empt what might be about to happen right in front of you.
When we are riding, we should constantly be making a riding plan: This entails taking into account, what we can see, what we cannot see, and what we can reasonably expect to happen.
How many times have you followed another vehicle, and you watch it as it starts to slow down and move towards one side of their lane. You think to yourself, they must be about to change lanes, but, where are the indicators??? I know, indicators were an optional extra on that vehicle when it was purchased.......
Being unpredictable, means that we often take other road users by surprise. i.e riding close behind a large vehicle that is turning left at an intersection, or riding in such a way that we blend in to the background.
Always present yourself to the other drivers, including riding in a position where they can see us in their mirrors.
The defensive riding course will teach you all these things,......and more!!
It will teach you how to stay alive on the roads, and how to cope with the other people that we share the road with, such as Learner drivers, foreign drivers on NZ licences, foreign drivers with campervans, elderly drivers who may have some cognitive impairment, and those drivers who are just plain awful drivers.