Cincinnati’s M&G Body Shop cautions everyone with three imperative safety tips to remember when sharing the road with motorcyclists – we want EVERYONE to be safe no matter if you’re driving a car, truck, motorcycle or even bicycle!
Motorcyclists are out and about – particularly on the weekends in good weather. If you’re driving a car or truck, paying a little extra attention and using some common-sense etiquette is the smart way to go:
- Motorcycles can stop much more quickly and can react in a shorter time frame than automobiles. Use extreme caution and on alert for quick stops when you have a motorcycle in front of you. Rear-ending a motorcyclist can be deadly for its driver.
- Be careful when passing a motorcycle and know that you need to be checking your blind spot for sure when you see motorcycles are sharing your stretch of highway.
- Do not even THINK about “sharing a lane” with a motorcycle. Motorcycles should be afforded their own lane, the same as any other vehicle. It may look like they have a lot of space next to them, but remember that it is THEIR space. Ignoring that is inviting an accident and is also against the law.
It’s a good idea to always keep in mind that an accident involving a motorcycle is almost never “minor.” Do your part to keep yourself and the motorcyclists who are sharing the highways and byways safe.