It is possible for drivers of all vehicles to share the road. It takes attention, practice and consideration for others on the road. As a motorcyclist, you can do your part by following the rules of the road and these simple motorcycle safety tips.
2. Motorcycles are a growing trend across North America.
Motorcycle drivers become part of a community of bike
enthusiasts who aim to make biking safer, more
respected and more recognized.
It is possible for drivers of More education is required
all vehicles to share the for vehicle drivers who are
road. It takes attention, not familiar with road
practice and etiquette when driving
consideration for others alongside a motorcycle.
on the road.
As a motorcyclist, you can do your part by following the
rules of the road and these simple motorcycle safety
3. Follow the rules of the road- just because you CAN fit in the gaps
between cars, don’t; unless you’re avoiding a collision.
Be careful when passing vehicles- they may be turning left
and don’t always signal.
Be visible- avoid drivers’ blind spots and use your
headlights day and night.
Protect yourself- always wear your helmet and protective
Follow posted speed limits.
4. Other vehicles are likely to misjudge your distance and speed.
Try to predict their actions by watching signals and head
movements in their mirrors and make eye contact- never assume
drivers see you.
Keep your distance from other vehicles. Leave plenty of
space behind you and check your mirrors before making a
left turn on a highway.
Be aware of road conditions. Rain, snow, black ice or
even oil leaks can cause unpredictable or even
dangerous driving conditions.
Use a helmet with a visor or a motorcycle with a windshield
to keep wind, rain and bugs out of your face for clear
You already look cool- so don’t show off. Speed, curves and
road conditions- all of these have led to serious accidents.
Be smart and be safe on the road.
5. You can’t always predict what other drivers will
do on the road. The best way to keep yourself
safe is to follow the rules of the road, make
yourself visible and be aware of your
surroundings when riding your motorcycle. You
can’t control the traffic around you, but being
smart on the road will help keep you safe.