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Motorcycle Safety Awareness

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When sharing the road with a motorist:

  • Take a Motorcycle Rider Safety Course to develop good techniques.
  • Get a motorcycle endorsement on your driver license.
  • Wear appropriate gear.
  • Make sure you can be seen, wear bright clothing and use retroreflective material.
  • Be alert, tired and drowsy can impair a motorcyclist's ability to react.
  • Plan your route in advance and coordinate it with the other riders when riding in a group.
  • Inspect your motorcycle before each ride.
  • Alcohol and other drugs can affect your judgment and do not mix with motorcycling.
  • Know the local traffic laws and rules of the road and obey them.
  • Show courtesy and respect to other drivers.
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New Traffic Laws Affecting Motorcyclists

  • Effective July 1, 2008 all motorcyclists must complete a motorcycle safety course and pass the motorcycle knowledge and skills test for a motorcycle endorsement.
  • Effective October 1, 2008, an operator of a motorcycle or moped must maintain both wheels on the ground at all times and the license tag of a motorcycle or moped must be affixed horizontally.

When sharing the road with a motorcyclist:

  • Always allow a motorcyclist the full lane width, never try to share a lane;
  • Check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections;
  • 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;
  • Road conditions which are minor annoyances to passenger vehicles pose major hazards to motorcyclists;
  • Do not tailgate. Allow more following distance when following a motorcycle, so the motorcyclist has enough time to maneuver or stop in an emergency.

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Related Information

Media Advisory: Area Motorcyclists Gather for Life-Saving Campaign

Website: Ride Proud. Dress Loud.

Press Release: Motorcycle Campaign Aims to Save Lives

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