How not to kill a mototrcyclist

How not to kill a motorcyclist:

 Do not drive and talk or text on your phone.  
  Perform a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or exiting a lane of traffic, and at intersections
 Do not swerve or open your door if a bike decides to pass you and you are angry that you are stuck in traffic. It is as if you used your vehicle as a weapon.  
   Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic.
 Please do not flick your lit cigarettes out of your car window. Not only is it not safe, but cyclists behind you do not want to wear your lit butts.  
 
 Don't be fooled by a flashing turn signal on a motorcycle – motorcycle
signals are often not self-canceling and riders sometimes forget to turn
them off. Wait to be sure the motorcycle is going to turn before you
proceed.
 Allow more following distance – three or four seconds – when behind a
motorcycle so the motorcyclist has enough time to maneuver or stop in an
emergency.  Never tailgate. In dry conditions, motorcycles can stop more quickly than cars.
 

  Never drive while distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


Motorcyclists:: How not to kill yourselves:

 Avoiding riding in poor weather conditions  

  Resist the urge to ride like a jackass.  Doing 200mph while doing a wheelie --  It impresses no one.
 Wearing brightly colored protective gear and a DOT-compliant helmet. This is not it:
 
  Using turn signals for every turn or lane change, even if the rider thinks no one will see it.
 Using reflective tape and stickers to increase visibility to others.  
  Position yourself in the lane where they will be most visible to other drivers.
 Never driving while impaired.  
    Rubber side down - Shiny side up.


Comments

People should take heed at what this article is about. More and more motorcyclists are getting killed due to reckless driving or unawareness / fatigue. Take better care when driving and stick to the speed limit.
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By Jaime (not verified)

Now a days so many people use the mobiles at the time of driving and it happens accident, at the time of driving the concerntration should be in driving or on the road. Many people also drive with drinking alcohol and it creates accident, at the time of driving helmet and proper safety things to be needed.
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By Robin Jack (not verified)

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