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Driving over objects

Sometimes you have no choice but to drive over an object in your path. Debris on the road, such as a length of tailpipe, may be too close for you to steer around. Driving over objects is similar to driving over uneven surfaces. These three steps will help you drive safely over most objects you may find on the road:

  1. Hold the handgrips tightly so that you do not lose your grip when the front wheel hits the object.
  2. Keep a straight course. This keeps the motorcycle or moped upright and reduces the chance of falling.
  3. Rise slightly on the footrests. This allows your arms and legs to absorb the shock and helps keep you from being bounced off as the rear wheel hits the object.

It is a good idea to stop and check your tires and rims for damage after driving over an object.