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Motorcycle Awareness Month
weather of spring brings increased motorcycle
traffic with Hoosiers riding for recreation and
riders are involved in thousands of crashes
resulting in disabling injuries and death. The
Indiana State Police offer theses safe driving
tips so that everyone can share Indiana roads safely.
In 2011, more than
2,800 motorcycle riders experienced some type
of injury (2,719) or
Safety Facts 2012
If you already have a
valid Indiana driver's license, you may add an "L"
to your license allowing you to operate a
To get a
motorcycle endorsement you must obtain a motorcycle
learner's permit or
pass a Motorcycle Operator Safety Education program.
For more information about
Indiana Motorcycle Endorsements visit the Bureau of
Motor Vehicles website at:
In Allen County last year, there were
11 people killed in nine crashes involving
motorcycles. In six of those crashes,
the motorcyclists were at fault
three of those, alcohol was a factor.
Tips for passenger vehicles:
Watch attentively for
motorcycles. Check blinds
spots before changing lanes and
look twice at intersections
before you turn or pull out into
traffic. Use your turn signals
when changing lanes.
Anticipate hazards that may
confront a motorcyclist like
large pot holes, debris, or
generally poor road conditions.
Allow at least two seconds of
following distance between your
vehicle and a motorcycle.
cautious when turning left.
This is a primary cause of
crashes between vehicles and
Share the road,
motorcyclists are entitled to
operate in a full lane.
Obey all traffic laws.
Tips for motorcycle riders:
Wear protective equipment
and clothing, especially a
helmet with face shield.
Make yourself visible by
wearing bright clothing, using
reflective tape; your
motorcycle’s headlight should be
illuminated night and day.
Always use turn signals when
changing lanes and turning.
Check your motorcycle before
each ride, and do not ride
if any equipment is not
Look for road hazards. Be
especially cautious around
driveways, and other areas where
an animal, pedestrian, or
vehicle might enter your path.
Avoid riding in other vehicles’
Give yourself plenty of room.
Never tailgate and leave enough
time to react to unexpected
movements from other vehicles.
When operating a motorcycle
during inclement weather slow
down and use extra caution.
Avoid sudden changes in
direction or speed.
Never ride impaired.
Never perform “wheelies” or
Motorcycles are harder to see then
other vehicles. Many crashes occur
because other motorists do not
notice the motorcycle. All motorists
should be aware that motorcycles are
on the road and take the time for a
second look before pulling into an
intersection or making a turn. It
only takes a second to save a life.
Visit the Drive Alive page:
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Who Drives Worse:
Girls or Boys?
reported in The Wall Street Journal May 5, 2010 shows that
of girls drive 10 mph over the limit,
36% of boys.
are also more likely than boys to drive while using a
cellphone or texting!
So were we!
Parents, talk with your teens about safe driving!
Every year 3,500 teens go for a drive and never
make it home
In 2008, about 3,500 teens -
ages 15 to 19 - in the United States were killed in car
Source: Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/MotorVehicleSafety/Teen_Drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html