Hopefully, you always cover the front brake when you ride. It’s important because it helps shorten your reaction time as the situation warrants. With practice, you can even learn the advanced skill of controlling the front brake and throttle simultaneously. However, that’s not the only control you should cover. When riding in tight traffic situations, consider covering the clutch lever and the brake pedal. These will also shorten your reaction time should you need to take an evasive maneuver or perform a panic stop.