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Monday, May 27, 2013

NHTSA safety recommendations to prevent motorcyclist's deaths and injuries

Observing safety awareness month in May NHTSA reminds the motorists to share the road with the motorcyclists safely.

Even though automobiles victims have declined in past years, motorcycle deaths are increasing every year. “Both motorcyclist and motorists have equal responsibilities in sharing the road safely to avoid motorcyclist's deaths and injuries” said US Department of transportation secretary Ray LaHood.

In connection with this NHTSA offers safety recommendations to prevent motorcyclist's deaths and injuries:

NHTSA safety recommendations for motorcyclists:
  • Avoid impaired or distracted riding. 
  • Do wear DOT-compliant helmets and abide by the traffic rules.
  • Avoid riding in bad weather conditions.
  • Make use of turn signals for every turn or lane change.
  • Draw more attention to yourself by combining hand signals and turn signals.

NHTSA safety recommendations for drivers:
  • Avoid distracted driving. Distracted or impaired driving can cause terrible consequences for motorcyclists.
  • Do not share the lane. Allow them to ride in a full lane width.
  • Make use of checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections to check for motorcyclists behind your vehicle.
  • When following a motorcycle ensure that you allow more following distance.  So that the motorcycle rider has enough time to stop in an emergency.

NHTSA emphasizes that following these recommendations strictly can prevent motorcyclist's deaths and injuries to a great extent.

Source: http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/NHTSA+Reminds+Motorists+to+Safely+'Share+the+Road'+with+Motorcyclists

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