Sharing The Road With Motorcycles

Spring has sprung and many motorcyclists are springing their bikes from the confines of storage.

Police and safety advocates are reminding car and truck drivers to share the road with bikes. Mike Harrison, who runs the motorcycle safety courses at Fanshawe College, says it’s not always easy to judge what a bike will do.

Harrison also reminds riders to wear bright or reflective clothing and to use hand signals to make sure their moves are obvious to drivers around them. ¬†OPP say more than one-third of collisions involving bikes happen at intersections, sometimes because the motorcycle hasn’t been seen. They also remind motorists that turn signals don’t automatically shut off on many bike models, so watch for signs such as shoulder-checking and hand signals.

The motorcycle training courses at Fanshawe started last weekend and continue until the fall. You can find details HERE.