| Adjust each mirror so you can see the
lane behind, and as much as possible of
the other lanes on the road next to you.
When properly adjusted, a mirror will
show the edge of your arm or shoulder.
Remember that objects in your mirrors
may be closer than they look. Never rely
entirely on your mirrors, especially when
Ensure your motorcycle is in neutral.
Turn the fuel switch to ON, if equipped.
Set the engine cut-off switch to the
Open the choke (if your motorcycle
has one) or wait until the fuel injection
light is OFF.
Press the starter button until the
motorcycle starts, and then release.
Ensure the engine is warmed and
Slowly close the choke (if equipped).
Ensure the lights are turned on.
Before starting to ride, be sure your
intended path is safe.
Check that the path in front of you is
clear of children, pedestrians, obstacles
and other traffic.
Check each mirror.
Look over your shoulder in the
direction you will be moving to
check your blind spot.
Use your signal light and arm signal
(optional). Proceed when it is safe
Choose the lane and position in the
lane that allows other road users to
see you. Ride where drivers can see
you when they look ahead or in their
rear view mirrors.
Do not confuse other drivers by signalling
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