3 Tips for Driving Safely Near Motorcycles

by Staff Blogger | May 15th, 2019

Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable travelers on the road. Because motorcycles lack safety features, motorcyclists face more inherent risks than drivers and passengers in other vehicles, and their helmets and riding gear can only protect them so much during crashes. Next time you’re on California’s roadways, be alert and aware of any motorcyclists riding near you, and  keep these three tips in mind to reduce your risk of being involved in an accident:
    1. Give motorcycles plenty of space. Don’t follow motorcycles too closely. In the event of an emergency, both you and the motorcyclist in front of you will need plenty of space to stop.
    2. Check your blind spots before merging or changing lanes. Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles, and they can sometimes be hard to see. Look twice before moving over.
    3. Use traffic signals when merging. Give motorcyclists fair warning when you plan on changing lanes to avoid a collision.

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