Motorcycle Safety Tips to Consider This Summer

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Now that the weather is nice again, it’s the perfect time for motorcyclists to enjoy a ride on their bike through beautiful West Virginia. Do your part to keep the roads safe by reading up on these motorcycle safety tips and being aware of how to share the road respectfully.

Create Plenty of Space

You should always create more space between your vehicle and a motorcyclist than you would between your vehicle and another car. Some people like to use the four second rule, which means counting four seconds between the cyclist ahead of you and your vehicle. In general, it’s best to leave as much space as is reasonably possible—never tailgate a motorcyclist.

Be Aware

You should, of course, always be aware when you’re driving no matter what or who is around you. But it’s good to get in the habit of being extra aware when you know there are motorcycles on the road. Always know where they are in relation to you and remember to check your blind spot well before changing lanes.

Look Before You Turn

Many motorcycle accidents are the result of cars turning left while a motorcycle goes straight. It’s easy to miss a person on a motorcycle compared to a large SUV or truck, but it’s imperative that all drivers are just as alert to motorcycles. Look carefully before you make any turn, and do so patiently, so that you can help keep motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike all safe.

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