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Take better bends

As you approach a bend the first assessment to make is how sharp is it and is your speed appropriate? If you get this wrong you could skid or lose control. One easy way to take bends safely is to use limit point analysis. The limit point is the point at which the right and left hand sides of the bend meet and is the most distant point of the bend you can see. To use this technique as you approach a bend, make sure that, if needed, you can stop before you reach the limit point. Then ask yourself is the limit point getting further away? If it is and you can see further ahead then your speed is fine. If it is getting closer you should continue to reduce your speed until the limit point begins to move with you and your view opens up again. Remember the golden rule of bend taking – you must be able to stop, on your side of the road, in the distance you can see to be clear.