These Rules are in addition to those in the following sections which apply to
70. On all journeys no matter how short, the rider and
pillion passenger on a motorcycle, scooter or moped MUST wear a
protective helmet. Helmets MUST comply with the Regulations and they MUST
be fastened securely. It is also advisable to wear eye protectors, strong boots,
gloves and suitable clothing which may help to protect you if you fall off. Do
not be tempted to wear light weight nylon clothing as friction burns in the
event of a fall are extremely painful. Cover arms and legs at all times.
71. You MUST NOT carry more than one pillion
passenger and he/she MUST sit astride the machine on a proper seat and
should keep both feet on the footrests.
72. Make yourself as visible as possible from all
directions. Preferably wear a white or light coloured helmet and fluorescent
clothing or strips. Dipped headlights, even in good daylight, may also make you
more easily seen.
you can be seen
Riding in the dark
73. Wear reflective clothing or strips to improve
your chances of being seen in the dark. These reflect light from the
headlamps of other vehicles making you more visible from a long
74. You should be aware of what is behind and to
the sides before manoeuvring. Look behind you; use the fitted mirrors.
When overtaking traffic queues look out for pedestrians crossing between
vehicles and vehicles emerging from junctions.