Driver Tips for Sharing the Road with Motorcycles: • Passing- Pass as you would pass a car, and don’t pass too close or too fast as the blast of air can blow a motorcycle out of control • Left turns- Always signal your intention to turn. Watch for oncoming motorcycles • Following Distance - Allow at least a two-second following distance, so the motorcycle rider has enough time to maneuver or stop in an emergency. Both cyclists and drivers are more likely to make bad decisions if there is not enough stopping distance or time to see and react to conditions • Check your Blind Spots when Changing Lanes- Motorcyclists riding alongside a lane of cars are often out of view of the driver. An unsuspecting driver may change lanes and clip or hit a motorcycle • Anticipate Motorcyclists Maneuvers - A cyclists will change lane position to prepare for upcoming traffic conditions. Expect and allow room for the rider to adjust to road hazards that you can’t see. At intersections, where most collisions and injuries occur, wait until the rider’s intentions are absolutely clear (turning or going straight) before you move into the path of travel. Be even more careful in difficult driving conditions- rain, wet roads, ice and heavy winds- when the motorcyclist’s braking and handling abilities are impaired • Pay Extra Attention at Night- You can easily misjudge distance because the single headlight or single taillight of a motorcycle can blend into the lights of other vehicles. Always dim your headlights as you would for other cars and trucks • Drive Aware - Whenever you are on the road or at an intersection with a motorcycle, use extra caution and care. Learn to watch for the narrow profile.