As a part of the 2012 Share the Road campaign, the Texas Department of Transportation offers these tips for sharing the road with motorcycles:
- Look twice: Watch for motorcyclists at intersections, where they may be making a left turn, and on the highway, where a motorcyclist may be changing lanes. Regularly check rearview and sideview mirrors, and use signals.
- Give them space: Don’t follow too closely. A motorcyclist’s riding patterns are different, and reactions may vary for road or weather conditions. Allow a full lane of travel space between you and the motorcycle.
- Anticipate next steps: Give motorcyclists plenty of space to react. This will help to make the road a safe place for you and others.