You can’t control other drivers, but you can control where you ride. According to an article on www.rideapart.com, there are a few spots on the road that motorcyclists should avoid as much as possible.
- 1. Blind Spots
Avoid staying in another vehicle’s blind spot longer than necessary. There is a significant blind spot along the side of most passenger vehicles and trucks. You can’t avoid dipping into other vehicles’ blind spots, but it’s best to pass through the blind spot as quickly as possible.
- Middle of a Lane when Stopped
Sitting in the center of a lane when stopped is an invitation to be sandwiched between cars. Instead, it’s recommended that you position yourself on the outside of vehicles in front of them so that, if you’re rear-ended, you won’t end up crushed between cars.
- Passing Unsafely on Country Roads
It can be tempting to pass slow-moving vehicles on winding country roads, but that can be an invitation to disaster if you misjudge the distance you’ll need to safely pass in front of the vehicle you’re overtaking. A mistake can end in a head-on collision. [Read more…]