- Look for motorcyclists. Motorcycles are smaller and therefore can be harder to see. Be sure to give a thorough look in all mirrors and over your shoulder before changing a lane or making a turn.
- Give motorcyclists enough room. It is especially important to keep a safe distance when following a motorcycle. According to several motorcycle training programs, a car following a motorcycle should allow four seconds as motorcycles can stop much more quickly than cars can.
- Use your turn signals. Always signal your intentions even if you think you are alone on the road. Signaling is the law.
- Keep it in the car. Trash such as candy wrappers and cigarette butts should never be tossed out of a window. Road debris of any kind can create a significant hazard to a motorcycle rider causing them to loose control or make a sudden movement that puts everyone on the road in danger.
Knowing how to safely share the road with all types of drivers and vehicles is paramount to avoiding a collision. Some of the most serious accidents occur when a car collides with a motorcycle. This blog provides some important safety tips for avoiding a car and motorcycle collision.Knowing how to safely share the road with all types of drivers and vehicles is paramount to avoiding a collision. Some of the most serious accidents occur when a car collides with a motorcycle. Over 42% of all motorcycle and car collisions occur when a car is making a left hand turn. Many of these accidents can be prevented by following a few simple guidelines: