Tips for Riders:
- Before riding, complete a rider's education course and obtain a class "M" endorsement on your driver's license.
- Wear a helmet and eye protection every time you ride. Motorcyclists should also wear bright, thick protective clothing.
- Always ride sober. Operating a motorcycle takes a great deal of mental focus and physical maneuvering, so alcohol or other impairing substances and motorcycles just don't mix.
- Riders should strategically use their lane position to see and be seen on the highway. Motorcyclists should also combine turn signals and hand signals to draw attention to themselves when switching lanes.
Tips for Motorists:
- Remember the motorcycle is a vehicle with all the rights and privileges of any other motor vehicle on the highway; always allow a motorcyclist the full lane and never try to share a lane.
- Make a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections.
- Allow more following distance when traveling behind a motorcycle to permit enough time for the rider to maneuver or stop in an emergency.
- Never tailgate a motorcyclist.
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