Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During National Ride to Work Day - and during the rest of the year - drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely "share the road" with motorcyclists, scooter riders and bicyclists and to be extra alert to help keep all drivers safe.
By practicing the following habits, drivers and riders can improve highway safety for everyone:
- Be on the lookout for motorcyclists at all times;
- Know the location of your vehicle's blind spots. This can significantly improve your odds of avoiding a collision.
- Signal all lane changes and turns, and constantly check mirrors and blind spots before proceeding;
- Be fully focused on the task of driving and in control of the vehicle at all times; and
- Never drive impaired by alcohol or drugs.
- Obey all traffic laws and be properly licensed;
- Wear a DOT-compliant helmet and use reflective tape and gear to be more visible;
- Never ride while impaired or distracted.
Additional information can be found at nhtsa.gov/Safety/Motorcycles.
Please join CRPC in reaching out to drivers and motorcyclists to encourage safe driving every day of the year.