1.) Respect the motorcyclist: A motorcycle is a vehicle with all the privileges of any vehicle on the roadway.
2.) Give the motorcyclist a full lane of travel.
3.) Look for motorcyclists on the highway, at intersections when a motorcyclist may be making a left turn, and also when a motorcyclist may be changing lanes.
4.) Clearly signal your intentions.
5.) Try to anticipate a motorcyclist's maneuver: Potholes, debris etc. can be deadly for a motorcyclist, so predict evasive actions.
6.) Allow plenty of space. Don't follow a motorcycle too closely: a suggestion would be the 3 or 4 second rule.
By being aware of motorcyclists on the road, motorists can help reduce the occurrence of accidents and fatalities. As the weather warms up, more motorcycles will be on the roadways and it is important to be aware of them as well as respect their privileges on the roads.
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