Warmer weather is here, and soon more motorcycles will be out and about on our nation’s roadways. May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month, and we at iLendingDIRECT support all efforts to make motorists more aware of the motorcycles they share the road with. At the same time, we would like to encourage bikers to be aware of their surroundings, as well.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclist deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles based on 2014 fatal crash data. Distracted driving is the source of far too many fatalities on our highways, and it is a problem we can control.
Avoiding texting while driving can help greatly reduce car accidents, which is currently the number one killer of teen drivers. Putting your phone away in a purse or glove compartment while you drive is one way to keep from being tempted to pick it up when you are behind the wheel. If you have a passenger, ask them to hold your phone for you while you are driving. If there is an emergency, they can let you know. If any non-emergency messages or calls come in, they can make you aware, or you can simply deal with them once you reach your destination safely.
Drivers can also help reduce car accidents by checking their vehicle’s blind spots, side view and rear view mirrors, and remembering to use turn signals when changing lanes and passing. A motorcycle is a motor vehicle, with all the rights and privileges of any other vehicle on the road. Drivers should give motorcyclists a full lane to travel in, look for them on the highway, at intersections and any time you are preparing to change lanes. Do not follow a motorcycle too closely; they should be given as much room as any other vehicle.
Motorcycle riders can take a defensive driving course, be alert to road hazards, wear a good helmet and other protective gear, and be aware of hazardous weather conditions. Using headlights at all times, even on clear, sunny days, helps increase your visibility in traffic, and allowing plenty of room between you and the car ahead of you gives you room to maneuver if things change.
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