How To Avoid A Motorcycle And Car Collision

How To Avoid A Motorcycle And Car 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.  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:

  • 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.


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