On a high-crowned road, what might be likely to happen and in what situation should you reduce speed? On a high-crowned road, what might be likely to happen and in what situation should you reduce speed?

  • A. Your front wheel may leave the road surface and you could lose control

  • B. Your rear wheel may leave the road surface and you could lose control

  • C. Another vehicle could be on your side of the road as you come over the crest

  • D. Your right peg might hit the road as you turn right

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    The correct answer is D
     
    Correct. If the road has a high crown (centre) there will be less clearance between your right peg and the road as you turn right. The downslope also makes the turn more difficult.
     
 
 
 

Avoiding motorbike accidents when the foot peg catches the road

Some bikes are more susceptible to this type of crash than others, and it depends on the location and size of your foot pegs. The way to avoid this type of accident is to take the corner at a slower speed, then you wont need to lean as much.

This video shows what happens when your foot peg catches on the tarmac, and the resulting crash. See even at low speed how much the impact was and how much damage was caused to the motorbike. The slow-motion part of the video shows that the foot peg lifts the back wheel which then slides slightly. The rider corrects, but then isn't steering around the corner. He is carrying too much speed to stop before going off the road and crashing into the bank.