Sunday, May 16, 2010

Motorcycles are Everywhere! Be Aware!

If you drive an automobile, please take four minutes to view this video:
Intersection Video

Look Out for Motorcyclists - Use your eyes and mirrors to see what’s around.

Don't Be Distracted - Hang up and drive, put down the food, the pet, the personal grooming gear, the CD, and the reading material and save it for later.

Give Two-Wheelers Some Room - Don't tailgate or get too close side-by-side.

Use Your Turn Signals - Signal your intentions. It's also the law.

Keep it in the Car - Don’t throw trash and cigarettes out the window, and securely lash down cargo that can fall out on the road and be a deadly hazard.



Jack Riepe said...

Dear Mr. Madding:

Nicely said. Yet most people only benefit from hard lessons. Regretably, it is the biker who gets the hardest end of the stick.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad

Learning to Golf said...

I only wish it was easy as a written warning. Again and again it is easy to claim I didin't see him/her. If we would all slow down many would be saved. Great message Allen.

Steve Williams said...

The kind of mental frustration, anger, and chaos swirling around the people driving in this video is what makes me most nervous while riding. There are several locations where you can see it happening. I can't change those other people so I just have to be extra defensive...

Thanks for sharing this. I'll post it on my blog as well.

Steve Williams
Scooter in the Sticks