The Share the Road and Respect Your Ride campaigns, sponsored by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety as well as state and local law enforcement, will be coming to an end this Saturday, but that’s when the true work begins to promote motorcycle safety.
Both drivers and motorcyclists need to do their part for the next week, month, year and decade to reduce the number of motorcycle accidents that occur in the state. Here are the main takeaways from the safety campaigns that should be remembered:
Share The Road campaign: Tips for drivers
- Stay alert and watch for motorcyclists
- Allow for more following distance between your car and a motorcycle
- Give a motorcyclist the full lane width
- Always use turn signals when turning or changing lanes
- Don’t drive while distracted or impaired
Respect Your Ride campaign: Tips for motorcyclists
- Ride in the middle of the lane
- Wear a DOT-approved helmet
- Follow all traffic laws and be properly licensed
- When changing lanes or turning, use turn signals
- Wear bright clothes to be more visible to drivers
- Don’t ride while distracted or impaired
The Delaware OHS reports that about 12 percent of all total fatalities in Delaware involve motorcyclists. We can all do our part to reduce serious and fatal motorcycle accidents in the state by following these safety tips and having respect for one another on the roads.
Our firm has assisted many victims of motorcycle accidents and their families in personal injury claims over the years, which is why we understand how important it is for these accidents to be prevented. We are also experienced riders ourselves, so these cases are very personal to us.