As an experienced driver, I have never understand the term "defensive riding".
Even with the videos and lessons given in the classes, I could not decipher what is so important.
With an expensive equipment in SSDC on riding simulation, I didn't feel the need of defensive riding.
UNTIL I started riding... I realised it is very important.
I asked some of my friends and colleagues who stopped riding. Many said even they have been riding many years, it is still dangerous to them.
No matter how slow or safe we ride, there are still erroneous road users out there... sometimes including me.
There are a plenty of videos out there.
- Riders must always stay visible during day and night.
- Don't "hide" in the blind spot of the other road users, including behind big vehicles.
- Take care of your motorcycle by servicing it regularly, replacing the parts where necessary, don't save the money because it will save your life. Money can still be earned back, otherwise don't buy a motorcycle if it eats your budget. Remember, get something that is comfortable to your budget.
Being paranoid is one thing, enjoy riding is another. Safe riding to whoever is reading this.