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Taking a turn too fast
 

A major cause of motorcycle and moped collisions is running off the road in a turn or curve. One of two things seems to happen: either the driver badly misjudges a safe speed and takes the turn too fast, sliding off the road and crashing into something; or an inexperienced driver thinks he or she cannot turn sharply enough and brakes too hard, locking the wheels and sliding off the road and crashing. Inexperienced drivers sometimes crash at speeds at which a more experienced driver could manage the turn.

Until you learn the cornering limits of your vehicle, slow down for turns. Remember to brake before you turn.