Here are a few tips for a safe 2008 riding season:
– Riders must have a valid motorcycle license, quality motorcycle training, and proper safety equipment. Many motorcycle accidents are the result of untrained and unlicensed riders.
– Ride sober. Nearly half of motorcycle fatalities are alcohol related.
– Motorists should remember that a motorcycle is a vehicle with all the same privileges on the road. Give the motorcycle a full lane of travel.
– Don’t follow a motorcycle too closely. Allow enough room for the motorcyclist to take evasive action for a hazard, if necessary. For instance, when encountering a pothole, gravel, slippery pavement, and railroad crossings a rider may need to take evasive action.
For additional safety and training information, visit Motorcycle Ohio’s Web site.