I’ve mentioned the system in several of my posts. Its at the heart of Advanced Riding,

It’s a way of approaching and negotiating hazards which is methodical, safe and leaves nothing to chance.
It promotes careful observation, early anticipation and planning and a systematic use of the vehicle controls to achieve maximum vehicle stability.
It is a way of dealing with an unpredictable environment and gives us the most essential element of safe riding:- Time to react

IPSGA
  • Information
  • Position
  • Speed
  • Gear
  • Acceleration

Consider two scenarios below. How would you apply IPSGA to these? What information are you taking in; what speed are you riding at; where are you positioned on the road to get the best view of what’s coming and can other vehicles see you; what gear are you in and have you got positive throttle – this helps provide stability of your machine.

Rural road (A435 Perrot’s Brook)

And, a more urban scene (Commercial road, Swindon):

The system, IPSGA, is flexible and can be applied equally to either scenario.

Its not complicated, but it helps to plan for hazards which could be other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals and so on.

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