Always Watch for Motorcyclists in the Traffic Mix

With the number of licensed motorcycle riders in Nebraska climbing to record highs of nearly 90,000, AAA is reminding motorists to be on the lookout for motorcycles in the traffic mix. Before attempting to make a left turn, always look for motorcycles approaching from the opposite direction. If you are changing lanes, always use your turn signals, check mirrors specifically looking for motorcyclists, and turn your head to check your blind-spot. Never tailgate a motorcyclist or change lanes abruptly in front of one. Keep in mind that bikers may travel in pairs or groups. If you see one, another bike may be close by.

New motorcycle operators are encouraged to take a motorcycle rider training course and AAA advises experienced riders to refresh their defensive driving skills by taking an advanced course. Information on course offerings can be found at www.roads.nebraska.gov/nohs.

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