Motorcycle Awareness Month is just around the corner. However, it is always time to be aware of your surroundings as you head out on the roads.
Here are a few tips to keep you safe when you're out on that bike:
- Avoid driving in poor weather conditions
- Motorcyclists and cars should never try to share a lane
- Use your turn signals to change lanes
- Use caution as you approach an intersection
- Wear clothing/apparel that will let you be seen
If you're driving a car:
- Make sure to keep your distance and give motorcyclists plenty of room
- Check your blind spots consistently
Most motorcycle crashes occur between 3-6pm, with most occurring on the weekend.
According to the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety, there were a total of 4,295 motorcycle deaths in 2014.
In New York State, there were a total of 4,750 motorcycle wrecks. Of those, 147 motorcycle crashes were fatal.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration remind all motorists to share the road and use extra precaution.