Police issue tips on sharing the road with motorcycles

CUMBERLAND COUNTY – With motorcycle season in full swing North Middleton Township Police Department would like to inform the public of some tips on sharing the road.

  •  Be aware that motorcycles are small and may be difficult to see. Always check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes and at intersections. Large vehicles can also block a motorcycle from a motorist’s view and a motorcycle can suddenly appear out of nowhere.
  • Allow more following distance — leave at least four seconds when following a motorcycle.
  • Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic.
  • Respect a motorcycle as a full-size vehicle with the same rights and privileges as any vehicle on the roadway. Allow a motorcyclist a full lane width as the motorcyclist needs the room to maneuver safely in all types of road conditions.
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