May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  It’s time to remind regular motorists…the folks in cars and trucks and vans…to be on the alert and to share the road with us motorcyclists.

Riders who have been locked down the last few weeks are starting to get out on the road again, so let’s all be cautious!

Both motorcyclists and motorists need to be aware of their surroundings. Checking blind spots, mirrors and using turn signals are necessary when changing lanes and when passing.

Motorists!  Distracted driving has been on the rise.  Distractions during driving could mean the difference between seeing a motorcyclist or not when preparing to change lanes.  Don’t let one text change anyone’s life forever!

Riders need to take precautions as well.  Wear protective gear, keep your head on a swivel, and look for your “out” just in case the guy in that car does something unexpected.   And keep your bike in its best working condition.  Also, be aware of any road hazards and dangerous weather conditions.

Most of all, enjoy your ride and make it home again!