Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Learner car drivers - some tips to avoid crashes with motorcyclists

You should keep the below facts in mind –

As per the information Think Road Safety website –

Motorcyclists are 57 times more likely to be injured in serious or fatal crashes than car drivers.

Some tips to avoid crashes with motorcyclists:

Keep your distance. Driving too close can intimidate a less experienced motorcyclist

Check for bikes when changing lanes. A motorcyclist may be in the space you want to move into, or moving into it fast. Remember your blind spot. For car learner drivers, its too mendatory to drive slow and turn vehicle safely.

Check for bikes when turning. Parked cars or large vehicles can obstruct your view of a motorcyclist.

Motorcyclists might pass you on either side, so double-check, whether you're turning left or right.

Check for motorcycles at junctions. Remember to look carefully for bikes, as it is often difficult to see them when they are coming out of junctions. Always look out for them before you emerge from a junction because they could be approaching faster than you think.

Park safely: Check for motorcyclists before opening a car door and ensure that your passengers do the same. When you pull away remember that motorcyclists are
narrower than cars, which can make them harder to see.

Be a safe and responsible driver; take care of vulnerable road users.

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