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How can I make sure cars see me on a motorcycle?

On Behalf of | Dec 20, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

It is no secret that many accidents involving a car and a motorcycle occur because the car driver did not see the motorcyclist. This means that being noticed on Georgia roads can be the difference between getting home in one piece and ending up in a horrific accident. Obviously, headlights are required to be on at all times. But, according to RideApart, one of the best things you can do to be noticed is to wear is many bright colors as possible.

The tip about bright colors applies both to yourself and your motorcycle. If your motorcycle is a bright red rather than sleek black, it will have a better chance of being noticed. Likewise, if you are dressed in electric green, you are more likely to catch the eye of a car driver as compared to the classic black motorcycle jacket. These may scene like small details, but even a split second’s worth of notice on the part of a car operator could potentially save your life.

Reflective tape can also be extremely helpful. Putting reflective tape on the front of your forks or on the rim of your wheels can help you reflect more light and be more visible. This is especially useful at night, when wearing bright colors and having a brightly-colored ride will not be as helpful.

Your driving style also makes a difference. Staying out of the blind spot of cars can help you a lot. There is no way to avoid blind spots completely (and it does not make much difference if the car driver is not paying attention to them) but riding on the side of the lane and being reflected in a driver’s side-view mirror is safer than riding right behind the b-pillar.

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