Perform a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or exiting a lane of traffic, and at intersections.
Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic.
Don't be fooled by a flashing turn signal on a motorcycle – motorcycle signals are often not self-canceling and riders sometimes forget to turn them off. Wait to be sure the motorcycle is going to turn before you proceed.
Allow more following distance – three or four seconds – when behind a motorcycle so the motorcyclist has enough time to maneuver or stop in an emergency.
Never tailgate. In dry conditions, motorcycles can stop more quickly than cars.
Never drive while distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Avoiding riding in poor weather conditions;
Wearing brightly colored protective gear and a DOT-compliant helmet;
Using turn signals for every turn or lane change, even if the rider thinks no one will see it;
Combining hand signals and turn signals to draw more attention to themselves;
Using reflective tape and stickers to increase conspicuity;
Positioning themselves in the lane where they will be most visible to other drivers; and
Never driving while impaired.