Car and truck drivers should always be on the lookout for motorcycles on the road. It’s a tragic misconception that all motorcycle accidents are the fault of the motorcycle driver because they are careless, aggressive and dangerous drivers. However, the truth is that many motorcycle accidents could be prevented if other car and truck drivers were simply looking out for them.
Here are 4 important ways each car and truck driver can help make our roads safer:
Always check your side view and rearview mirrors often, and be sure to check your blind spot before changing lanes.
Don’t drive while impaired or distracted. Never drive under the influence of alcohol, and be careful when taking prescription drugs, pain killers, or cold medicine. In addition, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. You should also never text and drive or allow the radio or other distractions to take your attention away from the road.
Don’t follow too closely. Sometimes rear-ending another truck or car is just a minor fender-bender, but if you rear-end a motorcycle, the result can easily be fatal.
Be aware of your surroundings. Consciously look for people on motorcycles when turning, changing lanes, or merging onto the highway.
Together we can all help reduce serious motorcycle accidents. Always pay attention and have the patience to learn to share the road with all other vehicles.
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