May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Mont & warmer weather means it’s time to remind everyone to be on the alert and to share the road with motorcyclists.
Riders who have been cooped up all winter are excited to be out on the road again, but that shouldn’t stop them from using caution. Both motorcyclists and motorists need to be aware of their surroundings. Checking blind spots, mirrors and using turn signals are necessary when changing lanes and when passing.
Distracted driving has been on the rise, too. Distractions during driving could mean the difference between seeing a motorcyclist or not when preparing to change lanes. Don’t let one text change anyone’s life forever!
Riders need to take precautions as well. Take a defensive driving course, wear protective gear and keep your bike in its best working condition. Also, be aware of any road hazards and dangerous weather conditions.
Most of all, enjoy your ride and make it home again!
Harley Davidson is again offering Motorcycle Rider Safety Training – full information about dates/places etc is available on the MO VFW Riders website – http://myvfw.org/mo/vfwriders/mo-vfw-riders/motorcycle-riders-safety-course-information/