Neither triangles nor mandatory V16 light: what to do after a motorcycle breakdown on the road according to the DGT

If there is someone who should be twice as careful on the road, it is the motorcyclist. Although the one who takes the cake is the cyclist, in honor of the truth.


Despite this, of the motorized, it is the motorcyclists who always have to lose in the event of an accident, which is why they must take special care if they do not want to suffer the consequences of ending up on the ground at high speed.


As we explained to you a few weeks ago,motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer a serious or fatal accidentthan drivers who drive.


And, as the DGT explains in its official magazine, a breakdown can leave a motorist stranded and put him in a jeopardy, especially if it occurs on a stretch of road with a lot of traffic, which is not so dangerous by car ( because the car itself serves as protection in the event of an impact).

For this reason on a motorcycle, in the event of any unforeseen event that prevents you from continuing to circulate, the ideal is to follow these rules to stay safe and not create a risky situation. Neither motorcycle nor motorcyclist should pose a risk or be an obstacle for other vehicles:

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1. Off the road: A mechanical breakdown can force you to stop the motorcycle on the road or the shoulder of the road we are driving on. At that moment, take the vehicle off the road and turn on the hazard lights if the motorcycle has them.

Unlike cars, it is not possible to pre-signal the emergency situation, since motorcycles are not required to carry triangles. A recommended option, which is not mandatory, would be to use the V-16 signal, the light device that will replace the emergency triangles.

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Help Flash is the V16 warning light that will replace the safety triangles this year, and that you can already buy and use. It is approved by the DGT.

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2. Be seen: At all times, while removing the vehicle, keep your helmet on and wear a reflective vest.

3. Safe: With the motorcycle off the road, find a safe place, as far away from traffic as possible, and call roadside assistance.

4. Ask for help: Call so they can send you a tow truck, insurance companies usually manage this service. If the section where you are is complicated or presents difficulties for a stop, warn the tow truck driver to take precautions.