|The motorcycle operator is required to obey
the same laws and rules of the road as any other vehicle, with several
exceptions. Due to their lower visibility there are several things
a driver should be aware of.
- Have lower visibility
and to improve their visibility driving with headlight on is not
only the law but good for the motorcycle driver.
- It is hard to judge
how far away a motorcycle is or how fast it is going.
- Many accidents occur
when the car driver turns left in front of a motorcycle after
misjudging the speed or distance.
- Motorcyclists have the
right to the use of the full lane.
You must be aware of the
fact that motorcycle drivers must take special precautions as they
come upon special highway surfaces, and be ready for what they may
do in certain situations.
- They can not ride
more than two abreast in a single lane.
- They must keep at
least one hand on the handlebar at all times
- They may change speed
or lane position to avoid loose gravel, debris, grooves or other
items in the road.
- They may slow down
and rise off the seat when crossing railroad tracks and may
have to change the direction in which they cross the tracks.
They must cross tracks at a 90 degree angle.
- Some decks of bridges
may require the motorcycle to take extra precautions.
Always give a motorcycle plenty of space ahead of you.
- Always be aware of Road Signs. Loose Gravel - Slippery when wet etc Here is a nice reference link
Motorcycle Road Test
Coming soon ATV Safety.
Is anything more devastating than being involved
in a fatal accident that involved a child.. I hope you never have to live
the horror, let alone see it. Regardless of the of the rules of the road
or right-of-way, the law specifically requires you to exercise great care
to avoid striking pedestrians.
Always take care when passing a motorcycle.
They can be affected by the air pressure of passing vehicles.