When an automobile driver hits a motorcyclist, the most common explanation the driver gives is, “I didn’t see him.” Even when drivers are paying attention, they are commonly looking for cars, not motorcycles. If you want to increase your odds of avoiding a motorcycle accident, one of the best things you can do is increase your visibility.
- Wear bright, reflective clothing. Doing so increases the chance of a motorist noticing you when it counts. Your back is especially important, because it is the biggest thing a driver following you will see – make your back noticeable.
- Turn on your headlight. Headlamps on the majority of new motorcycles automatically turn on when you turn the engine on. If your headlight does not turn on automatically, turn it on. It makes a difference, even in broad daylight.
- Use your turn signals. The people on the road around you have no idea what you are planning to do unless you show them. When you are finished with your maneuver, verify that your signal is off so you avoid confusion.
These are just a few of the things you can do to increase your visibility. Just remember, the more visible you are, the safer it is for everyone on the road.
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