It’s not until you ride your first motorcycle that you realize how much bigger and scarier the cars are on the road. Unless your kids grow up on motorcycles or take a specific Drivers education class, they won’t know how to drive around bikes. Sure, you can tell them “look twice, save a life” but will they actually take that to heart?
Hopefully, but you can’t be sure. This eight-minute video by the Washington State Department of Licensing is cheesy but full of good information. I even got a little tear in my eye near the end. If you have a teenager who’s learning to drive or you just purchased a bike and your loved ones still drive, have them watch this video.
It’ll give them some life-saving information and you and all the bikers out there more peace of mind.
If you only bike sometimes and are cool with bumper stickers, think about adding a “look twice, save a life” one to your car. All drivers could use a reminder to look for bikes now and then.
Is your bike itself safe? Bring it in for a regular servicing to make sure.