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Motorcycles
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.
  • Motorcyclists
  • 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.
    • 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
    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 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

The 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.

You can click on the safety tips for more information.

 

Always take care when passing a motorcycle.  They can be affected by the air pressure of passing vehicles.

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