If you're following a vehicle where is the best place on the road to position your motorcycle whilst riding? If you're following a vehicle where is the best place on the road to position your motorcycle whilst riding?

  • A. Behind the right hand wheels of the vehicle in front

  • B. As far left as you can

  • C. As close to the centre line as you can

  • D. In the middle of the lane

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    The correct answer is A
     
    Correct.
     
 
 
 

Correct road position for following a vehicle on a motorbike

Riding in a position behind the right-hand wheels of the vehicle ahead (at the correct following distance), you are more easily seen in the rear-vision mirrors of the vehicle in front and are therefore more likely to be noticed.

This right wheel-track position also allows you to be seen by oncoming vehicles, and for you to see them.

If it's a heavy vehicle with no rear window, ride well back and to one side so that you can see their wing mirrors. If you can see the wing mirrors there's a good chance the driver can see you (although, large vehicles have blind spots, so don't assume this is the case).