- Double-check traffic at intersections before you turn or pull out.
- Check your blind spots before changing lanes.
- Treat motorcyclists with the same respect you give to other motorists.
- Stay focused on your driving. Avoid distractions such as talking on your cell phone, eating, or changing radio stations.
- Leave at least a four-second distance between your car and a motorcycle in front of you. Note when a motorcycle passes a point in the road. If your vehicle passes the same point before you count "one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three, one thousand four," you're following too closely.
- When passing a motorcycle, give a full lane to the motorcycle.
- Keep a watchful eye at all times. Because they're small, motorcycles are hard to see.
Remember that failure to yield right-of-way can result in the death of a motorcyclist. For additional comments, please contact:
Al Roop, Institute of Police Technology and Management, (904) 620-4784
- Trenda McPherson, Florida Department of Transportation, (850) 245-1528
- Kim Miller, Florida Highway Patrol, (407) 737-2300
- Mark O'Keefe, EVAC Ambulance, (386) 299-2700
- Pat Kuehn, Volusia County Community Information, (386) 748-3989