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Drivers, Your 7 Point Guide to Reducing Your Crash Risk around Motorcyclists

Did you know that Driver Carelessness is the biggest cause of motorcyclist deaths and serious injuries?

So, as a driver, ALWAYS TAKE ANOTHER LOOK for a motorcyclist before you make any manoeuvre.

Motorcyclists could be approaching faster than you think.

They are often difficult to see, especially when they are coming from behind, coming out of junctions, at roundabouts, overtaking you or filtering through traffic.

 

  1. Emerging from a side road: When emerging from a side road ALWAYS TAKE ANOTHER LOOK for a motorcyclist before you pull out.

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  1. Overtaking another vehicle: When overtaking another vehicle give yourself plenty of room so you can see well ahead before you pull out. If you cannot see far enough ahead then be patient. ALWAYS TAKE ANOTHER LOOK for a motorcyclist before you overtake.

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  1. Parked at the side of the road: When you are parked at the side of the road check all around you, including all your blind spots before you either start off or open your door. ALWAYS TAKE ANOTHER LOOK for a motorcyclist first.

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  1. Turning right: When turning right ALWAYS TAKE ANOTHER LOOK for a motorcyclist on the inside of the traffic you are crossing.

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  1. When sitting in traffic: When sitting in traffic or at traffic lights always check all around, including the blind spots before you start off again. ALWAYS TAKE ANOTHER LOOK for a motorcyclist before you start to move.

 

  1. Any manoeuvre: When performing any manoeuvre, for example, turning right, turning left, reversing, making a U-turn, starting off, on roundabouts and overtaking ALWAYS TAKE ANOTHER LOOK for a motorcyclist first.

 

  1. Adverse weather: In poor visibility, wet, icy or windy conditions always give motorcyclists extra room as they are even more exposed and even more vulnerable in these conditions. ALWAYS TAKE ANOTHER LOOK for a motorcyclist.

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