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Motorcyclists: Be seen to be safe

Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users. They are less visible to other vehicles, and their smaller size makes them more difficult to see in traffic. 

Motorcycle riders need to take extra care to ensure other drivers see them. 

How do you make yourself more visible on the road?

Motorcycle riders face a distinct set of dangers while on the road. Due to their physical size and lack of protection, motorcycles do not fare well in collisions with larger vehicles. In addition, they are also vulnerable to hazards such as certain weather conditions, slick roads and road debris. 

To decrease their risk of injury or death while riding, motorcyclists must always remain aware of their surroundings and follow all safety protocols. They should take precautions to make themselves more visible to other drivers. 

Motorcyclists looking for ways to increase visibility on the road should consider incorporating bright colors into their riding attire. Inexperienced drivers and those who might be distracted can benefit from the increased attention that brightly colored clothing will bring. Choosing garments in distinctive colors, such as reflective yellow or neon green, helps to improve the chances of being spotted in rearview mirrors or busy intersections.

Motorcycle riders can also make themselves more visible by attaching reflective tape to their bikes and gear. It will be easier for other drivers to see you at night or in low-light conditions. 

Even with these safety measures, accidents can happen, and a motorcyclist is more likely to have severe injuries than someone in a car or truck. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s important that you receive compensation to cover lost wages and medical expenses during the recovery.