Motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities on public roadways as automobile drivers. While everyone must follow the same traffic laws, motorcyclists face unusual dangers because they are hard to see, and the motorcycle requires exceptional handling ability. To increase their visibility, many motorcycles have headlights that automatically run when the vehicle is moving.
Road conditions that are minor annoyances to you can pose major hazards to motorcyclists. Gravel, potholes or slippery surfaces, and grooved pavement can cause motorcyclists to change speed or direction suddenly. If you are aware of the effect of these conditions and drive with care and attention, you can help reduce motorcycle collisions.
Most states require motorcyclists to have a special license. Motorcyclists have to pass both a written and an on-road test before they can legally drive and are also required to wear a helmet. For the safety of motorcyclists, it is recommended that they slow down at intersections and use hand signals as well as turn signals. Using both signals is essential, as turn signals are not always easily spotted by other drivers on the road.