How to drive safely near motorcycles

Accidents can sometimes happen as a result of one or more of the drivers not seeing each other – and this may play a factor in many motorcycle accidents. So how should you drive when a motorcycle is around?

Motorcycles may just appear

Perhaps you’ve had a momentary loss of focus or maybe they have weaved their way through traffic to be right next to you – but motorcycles may just suddenly appear. It’s important to not get a fright if you suddenly see a motorcyclist near you, but rather keep driving the way you were.

Allow motorcyclists to overtake or to pass you

It’s so easy for a motorcycle to weave through traffic. Accidents can happen if you try to cut in front of a motorcyclist or refuse to allow them to overtake. As always, it’s good to be kind to all motorists on the road.

Take extra caution when changing lanes

A split second to double check your mirrors and blind spots may just be all it takes to catch a glimpse of an approaching motorcycle. 

Be clear about your decisions and movements

Using your indicator helps other motorists to know what your plan of action is – and it’s no different for motorcyclists. Seeing your indicator can help them to make a call on either overtaking you or slowing down in their approach to your car. Jerky lane switches and sudden turning can cause unnecessary accidents.

Not at fault? Contact our team, we’ll help you. 📞1300 889 256

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!