Warm Weather Means More Bikes, and More Danger, on the Road
With an average daily forecast in the 70s in the summertime, Boston is a great city for motorcyclists, and they come out in droves between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
But a sudden abundance of motorcyclists can mean a sudden uptick in crashes. Whether you’re riding a motorcycle or driving a vehicle this summer, here’s what you need to know to avoid a collision.
If You’re Riding a Motorcycle, You Should…
Wear all the gear—Even on the hottest days of the year, wear a helmet, riding jacket, gloves, pants, and boots on every trip—no exceptions! Ventilated gear can keep you both safe and cool.
Make yourself visible—Ensure that at least some aspect of your motorcycle, helmet, or riding gear is reflective and brightly colored.
Obey the speed limit—When you speed, you can’t slow down or stop as easily, and crashes become that much more dangerous.
If You’re Driving a Vehicle, You Should…
Avoid distractions—Always be on the lookout for motorcyclists; if you’re too busy looking at your phone or your vehicle’s infotainment system, you won’t see them.
Check twice before turning left—Left-turning vehicles are a major risk factor for motorcyclists. Always look twice before completing a left-hand turn.
Give bikers plenty of space—Although they take up much less room than cars, trucks, and SUVs, motorcycles and their riders deserve the same amount of space on the road.
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