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Stay Safe on the Road this Summer with These Tips for Watching Out for Motorcycles

3 Easy Ways to Keep an Eye Out for Motorcycles

One of the best and easiest ways to stay safe while out on the road is to always be aware of your surroundings. Sometimes, that’s very easy to do, as it’s not hard to see a semi or a large SUV behind you or alongside you in another lane. But other smaller cars, and especially motorcycles, can be a lot harder to see. And when you can’t see the things you need to avoid, well, that’s when accidents occur. That’s precisely why we’ve decided to list these three easy ways to keep an eye out for motorcycles and other small vehicles. So, check them out and have a safe trip wherever you go.

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Maintain a Safe Distance Between You and the Motorcycles You Share the Road With

You should always maintain a safe distance between you and the traffic around you. And that’s doubly true when there are motorcycles around you. The main reason you want to stay far enough back from the traffic around you is so that you have enough time to stop should an emergency occur. Just be sure to keep in mind that motorcycles can stop much more quickly than a regular car. That means you have to give yourself some extra space between your car and a motorcycle.

Be One With Your Surroundings While Out on the Road

Just like maintaining a safe distance between you and the traffic around you, you should also always stay aware of your surroundings. This means checking your mirrors not once, but twice, every time you change lanes. Like we said, seeing a semi or SUV is easy, but seeing a smaller vehicle like a motorcycle is much harder. So, take that extra second and check your mirror again. Also, since many of our used cars, trucks and SUVs at Auto Simple in Chattanooga, TN, come with advanced safety and driver assistance features, make sure to keep an eye on them as well, as they’ll warn you if a motorcycle is in the lane you’re trying to get into.

Put Down the Phone and Other Distractions and Stay Alertdriver keeping an eye on the road

These tips are incredibly easy to follow as long as you’re staying alert and not allowing yourself to be distracted while driving. That means put the phone down and keep your eyes on the road. No phone call or text is worth a life.

If you’d like to know more, please contact our staff here at Auto Simple in Chattanooga, TN.