As motorcycle enthusiasts, we cannot stress enough how important it is to share the road and look twice for motorcycles. The last thing we want to hear is, "I didn't see them". Following are some safety tips we want to share with both drivers and motorcyclist.
Safety Tips For Drivers
Allow motorcycle the full width of a lane at all times.
Always signal when changing lanes or merging with traffic.
If you see a motorcycle with a signal on, be careful; motorcycle signals are often non-canceling and could have been forgotten.
Check all mirrors and blind spots for motorcycles before changing lanes or merging with traffic, especially at intersections.
Always allow more follow distance when behind a motorcycle. This gives them more time to maneuver or stop in an emergency.
Never drive distracted or impaired.
Safety Tips For Motorcyclist
Always wear long pants and closed toed shoes.
Wear a DOT-compliant helmet and other protective gear.
Obey all traffic laws and be properly licensed.
Use hand and turn signals at every lane change or turn.
Wear brightly colored clothes and reflective tape or increase visibility.
Ride in the middle of the lane where you will be more visible to drivers.