Understand 7 Tips for Touring in Groups

DAPURPACU – Not only as a gathering or gathering event, the Maxi Yamaha Day 2022 event is also inserted with driving safety tips from the Yamaha Riding Academy.

As is known, touring is a mandatory agenda for the automotive community, especially motorcycles and many bikers take advantage of this activity as an exciting hobby.

But for touring that is done in groups, it can also unwittingly interfere with the rights of other road users and have the risk of an accident.

Especially, if one of the touring participants is arrogant and does not heed the principle of safe driving. This was agreed by YIMM YRA Trainer, Muhammad Arief.

According to him, before touring, riders should get enough rest, pay attention to the safety gear used. Riders also have to prepare the motorbike well and must understand the path to be traversed.

“Keep a safe distance when touring in groups, rest at least 2 to 4 hours of travel, so that the driving feeling can return to normal,” added Arief.

Here are tips on how to ride safely in groups from Yamaha:

1. Pay attention to Physical & Vehicle Conditions.
Before touring, especially with long distances, make sure your physical condition is in top condition. One way is to maintain adequate sleep and eating patterns.

This is done so that the body stays in shape during the trip. Also avoid consuming foods and drinks that can reduce the level of awareness or concentration when driving.

Also pay attention to the condition of the motorcycle that will be used. If possible, take the motorbike to an authorized repair shop for a thorough check to make sure the motorbike is in good condition and all components are functioning normally.

2. Use Complete Safety Gear
Another thing that needs to be prepared is the completeness of safety gear such as helmets, jackets, gloves, trousers, closed shoes and protectors.

Because by wearing complete and quality safety gear according to standards, at least it can minimize the injuries suffered by the driver if he gets into an accident.

3. Briefing Before Touring
Before touring, it is very important to conduct a briefing in advance for all participant members to inform all things related to the trip.

Information that can be conveyed includes departure gathering points, route information and terrain conditions, rest locations, to the determination of the turing formation including who is assigned to be the leader and also the sweeper.

4. Grouping of Participants (Grouping)
Conditions that often arise when touring in groups are groups of participants snaking along the way. This certainly disturbs other road users and risks causing traffic jams.

The way to overcome this can be by dividing groups of participants with a maximum number of 5-10 people. In addition to breaking the density, this method also makes it easier for the leader and sweeper to control the participants.

5. Keep your distance and speed
Another important point in terms of how to ride correctly when touring in groups is to maintain a safe distance, give free space for the rider in front to accelerate and brake.

Make sure the formation of each driver behind you is slightly wider to the right or left to get a wider view of the road (not obstructed by the participants in front).

Not only that, the level of speed when touring also needs to be considered. Because in addition to considering the risk of an accident, if it is too fast then the group following behind is very likely to be left behind.

At this point, the leader who is in charge of leading the group plays an important role in determining the rhythm of the touring participants’ speed.

6. It is forbidden to precede each other
Leading each other among the touring participants is not recommended, because in addition to being dangerous, it can also cause the group to split.

Keep following the turing formation that has been determined at the time of the briefing, follow the rhythm of the leader’s speed at the front and don’t let go of the group.

7. Obey Traffic Regulations
Finally, always obey all the rules and traffic signs that apply on the road. Do not run through a red light just for fear of being cut off from the group and then risking the safety of yourself and other road users.

Let the participants in the front pull over for a moment and wait for the ones behind to catch up. Avoid turning on the hazard lights during the trip except in an emergency. [dp/IS]

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