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May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month. Drive Safely in Arvada, Colorado

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May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month—a time when we raise awareness about the importance of sharing the road with motorcycles and promoting safe driving habits for all. As the weather warms up, more and more people are taking to the roads on their motorcycles, making it essential for drivers to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings.

Motorcycles can be harder to see on the road, especially when a driver is distracted or not paying attention. It’s crucial to be aware of motorcycles and to follow safe driving practices to avoid accidents and keep everyone safe.

Here are some tips to practice safe driving around motorcycles during National Motorcycle Awareness Month:

  1. Be aware of your surroundings

One of the most important things you can do to practice safe driving around motorcycles is to be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention, especially at intersections and on highways, and be on alert for any motorcycles in your vicinity.

  1. Check your blind spots

Check your blind spots before making any turns or changing lanes. Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles and can be harder to see. It’s important to take an extra look before making any moves.

  1. Give motorcycles plenty of space

Give motorcycles plenty of space when passing them or driving near them. Motorcycles require less space to operate than other vehicles, so it’s essential to give them the space they need to maneuver safely. Additionally, if motorcyclists are in a crash, they are in much more danger as they’re flung from the vehicle. Keeping your distance ensures that if this happens, you’re less likely to hit the driver, thus preventing further damage.

  1. Use your turn signals

Always use your turn signals when making turns or changing lanes. This helps alert other drivers, including motorcycle riders, of your intended actions.

  1. Never drive distracted

Distracted driving is dangerous for everyone on the road, but it can be especially hazardous for motorcycle riders. Always keep your focus on the road, avoid using your phone, and avoid any other distractions that could take your attention away from driving.

National Motorcycle Awareness Month is an essential reminder to drivers everywhere to practice safe driving habits around motorcycles. By being aware of your surroundings by checking your blind spots, giving motorcycles plenty of space, using your turn signals, and avoiding distractions. By practicing these safe driving habits you can help prevent accidents and keep everyone safe on the road. So let’s all do our part to share the road and promote safe driving habits this month and beyond.

To learn more about safe night driving habits, read this post here.

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