Tips to help you Be seen
A major cause of motorcycle accidents is the failure of other motorist to “See” the motorcycle. This can be verified by many studies, and it is the reason that especially in May, you see many signs that say “Look Twice”, “Start Seeing Motorcycles”, or “Look Out for Motorcycles”. We as motorcyclist, are asking for others to look for us but we have a responsibility as well. There are things we can do to help be seen.
- Wear bright Colors or ride a bright colored bike. You need to stand out and get attention. All Black will cause you blend and maybe overlooked especially at night. Another thing you can do in some states but not all is accent lighting on your bike. The more noticeable you are the better chance you will be seen.
- Position your self to be seen. Stay out of blind spots.
- Don’t ride at excessive speeds or too slow. Keep a good distance between you and other vehicles so you have time to react. This also give other motorist more time to process and maybe see you.
- Use Turn Signals or/or Hand Signals!! You need to let others know what you intend to do. You also need to remember to turn off your turn signals if they are not self-cancelling.
There is no guarantee that if you do these things, you will avoid being in an accident but they may help. There are so many things in today’s world that distract drivers, radios, phones, and passengers are just a few. You need to ride like no one “SEEs” you because many times they don’t.
Leather & Lace MC