As a motorcycle rider, it is important to stay visible to larger vehicles on the road. This ensures that another driver will be aware of the motorcyclist’s vehicle, and be able to ride safely alongside. Here are some tips for motorcyclists to drive safely among other vehicles on the road.
1. Don’t ride in another vehicle’s blind spot
A threat posed to motorcycle riders is the chance that they are riding in the blind spot of another vehicle. Drivers may not see a motorcycle because it is smaller than other vehicles, and can easily be in a driver’s blind spot accidentally.
2. Use turn signals regularly
Turn signals indicate to other drivers where a vehicle is heading on the road. Sometimes motorcyclists weave in and out of lanes without using a turn signal because the vehicles are much smaller and more nimble than other vehicles. This creates a danger on the road when other drivers cannot predict where a motorcyclist is heading.
3. Be extremely cautious at intersections
Many motorcycle accidents occur when a car turns and fails to see a motorcycle at an intersection. This can be prevented if motorcycle drivers pay extra attention to other vehicles at intersections, and being aware that other vehicles may not see them. In order to be safe on the road, it is important for every driver to be aware of his or her surroundings. A cautious driver is aware of other vehicles at all times, and pays extra attention to the behavior of other drivers.
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