Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcyclists can increase their safety by following these guidelines:

• Participate in a motorcycle training course.

Motorcycle Safety Tips
Motorcycle Safety Tips

• Avoid riding in poor weather conditions.

• Wear a brightly colored protective gear and a DOTcompliant helmet.

• Use turn signals for every turn or lane change.

• Combine hand signals and turn signals to draw more attention.

• Use reflective tape and stickers to make yourself more visible.

• Position yourself in the lane where you will be most visible to other drivers.

Drivers can help make motorcyclists safe by following these guidelines:

• Road users are reminded to never drive, bike or walk while distracted. Doing so can result in tragic consequences for motorcyclists.

• Remember that a motorcycle has the same rights and privileges as any other vehicle on the roadway.

• Allow the motorcyclist a full lane width. Although it may seem there is enough room in the traffic lane for an automobile and a motorcycle, remember the motorcycle needs the room to maneuver safely. Do not share the lane.

• Motorcycles are small and may be difficult to see. A motorcycle has as much smaller profile than a vehicle, which can make it more difficult to judge the speed and distance of an approaching motorcycle.

• Always make a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections.

• Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic.

• Don’t be confused by a flashing turn signal on a motorcycle – motorcycle signals are often not self-canceling and riders sometimes forget to turn them off. Wait to be sure the motorcycle is going to turn before your proceed.

By daryl

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