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Motorcycle Safety Tips

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Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to crashes than other drivers.

Motorcycle safety also is an issue of increasing concern!

Motorists are encouraged to share the road with motorcyclists and be extra alert when they are nearby.

Illustrated herewith are few motorcycle safety tips:

  1. Passenger car drivers must allow greater following distance behind a motorcycle.

  2. Drivers also must show extra caution in intersections. Most crashes occur when a driver fails to see a motorcyclist and turns left in front of a motorcycle.

  3. Drivers should never try to share a lane with a motorcycle. Always give a motorcycle the full lane width.

  4. Motorcyclists should avoid riding in poor weather conditions.

  5. Motorcyclists should position their motorcycles to avoid a driver's blind spot.

  6. Motorcyclists must use turn signals for every turn or lane change.

Many crashes occur because motorcycles are hidden in a vehicle's blind spot. Drivers should always make a visual check for motorcyclists by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic.

Throughout spring and summer months in Delaware, the number of motorcyclists on the road increases.

It is important for both motorists and motorcyclists to be aware of one another!

To better defend themselves, motorcyclists should follow the rules of the roadway and wear protective gear, including a Department of Transportation compliant helmet, pursuant to the National Safety Council.





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