Whew, that winter was rough, hopefully mother nature has had her fill and it will be blue skies and sunshine from here on out. With such a long winter, motorcyclists must sure be getting anxious to hit the open road. However, once on the road, all drivers need to take extra caution. Without a doubt, a motorcyclist is in a much more vulnerable position than his fellow car and truck drivers. In fact, according to the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration per mile traveled, motorcyclists are almost 40 times more likely to die in a traffic collision.
This Spring the Ohio State Highway Patrol is stepping up their efforts to keep all drivers safe on state highways and interstates. The OSHP will be paying extra attention on traveling vehicles around motorcycles, and making sure they’re yielding and otherwise paying proper attention. Motorcyclists also need to do their part as well, by wearing a helmet, keeping their headlights on at all times and making sure they have the proper endorsements to operate a bike.
So enjoy Spring but stay safe!