6. Covering Levers

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When it comes to safety on the road, being prepared for emergency maneuvers is important. If a car changes lanes in front of you, or if you otherwise find yourself suddenly needing to react, your reaction times could make the difference between avoiding an accident or getting tangled in one. When you find yourself in a precarious situation – say, while splitting lanes or approaching an intersection – it’s a good idea to cover the brake and clutch levers with at least one finger, and have the right foot at the ready in case some rear brake is needed, too. This may seem insignificant, but when an emergency strikes, the time you save not having to lift your fingers from the bar to the levers could be enough to save your life.