On a motorcycle or moped, you do not have the protection of a vehicle around you, so you have to make your own protection. To do this, you need to position your vehicle in the best possible spot on the road.
Depending on traffic and road conditions, the best position in the lane is usually a little to the left or right of the centre of the lane, in the track where the tires of a four-wheeled vehicle would travel. This spot is referred to as the left or right ‘tire track’. It is considered the best position for keeping a safe distance from other vehicles, for seeing and being seen and for the smoothest road surface with the best traction. It is also called the ‘blocking position’ because it blocks or discourages other drivers from trying to squeeze past you in the same lane.