After riding for several years, one thing has always stood out as far as safety goes. Air space! Leave air space between you and other vehicles. I'm talking yards not feet here. Also helpful is the 2 second rule. Keep a minimum distance from your bike to the vehicle in front of you by at least two seconds. Pick out an obect or maker the front vehicle has just passed, light pole road button - whatever. The count onethousand one onethousand two. If you pass the marker before you get to 2 then your too close! Back off and live! Push streering is also very important. Google or Bing it. Push Streeing.