Warmer weather means that we will be seeing more and more motorcycles out on the road. While motorcyclists may seem like a tough bunch, riding a motorcycle is much more dangerous than driving any other vehicle. This is why May is officially recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
With a few minor exceptions, motorcyclists have to follow the same rules of the road as any other vehicle. Here are a few tips to help us all “share the road” safely.
- Leave more following space (3-4 seconds) when driving behind a motorcycle. This will give the motorcyclists more time and space to maneuver during an emergency.
- Don’t assume a motorcycle is turning even when you see a signal. Many motorcycle turn signals are non-cancelling.
- Always be on the lookout for motorcycles, especially when crossing an intersection as motorcycles can easily go unnoticed.
- Always use your turn signals when you are merging or changing lanes.
Do you ever ride a motorcycle? What are some things you do to make sure you ride safely?