Tips on Sharing the Road With Motorcycles

As a part of the 2012 Share the Road campaign, the Texas Department of Transportation offers these tips for sharing the road with motorcycles:

  • Look twice: Watch for motorcyclists at intersections, where they may be making a left turn, and on the highway, where a motorcyclist may be changing lanes. Regularly check rearview and sideview mirrors, and use signals.
  • Give them space: Don’t follow too closely. A motorcyclist’s riding patterns are different, and reactions may vary for road or weather conditions. Allow a full lane of travel space between you and the motorcycle.
  • Anticipate next steps: Give motorcyclists plenty of space to react. This will help to make the road a safe place for you and others.

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