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You're riding in very hot weather. What effect will melting tar have on the control of your motorcycle? You're riding in very hot weather. What effect will melting tar have on the control of your motorcycle?

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  • A. It will improve braking efficiency

  • B. It will give you more straight-line stability

  • C. It will reduce stopping distances

  • D. It will reduce tyre grip

 
 

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If the tarmac road surface has softened in the heat, take extra care when braking and cornering. The molten tar creates a slippery layer which, on corners, can cause you to have a lowside or highside crash.

You should also look out for loose chippings where roads have been resurfaced. These will reduce your tyres' grip and can fly up, causing injury and damage.