The Traffic Safety Partner Network wants to encourage North Dakotans to be aware of motorcyclists and help keep everyone safe on the roads.
As summer heats up, so does motorcycle use. Over the past ten years in North Dakota, the number of registered motorcyclists has increased 42%, meaning we’re all more likely than ever to be sharing the road with a rider.
Know the Code for the Road:
Whether you ride or share the road, we all need to be aware of motorcycle safety. We all want to enjoy our state’s beautiful summer weather and scenic roadways, so here are some tips to ensure everyone does so safely:
If you ride …
Stand out. Be visible to increase the chances that other drivers will see you.
Gear up. Use full protective gear, including a helmet.
Practice makes perfect. Motorcycle safety classes can benefit riders at all skill levels.
If you don’t ride …
Double check before changing lanes or leaving an intersection.
Take extra care—look twice and check mirrors—before turning left.
Stay back. Motorcycles can stop more quickly than a vehicle.
Actively watch for low profile vehicles. A motorcycle could be hidden by another vehicle.