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How can bikers stand out to drivers on the road?

On Behalf of | Aug 13, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

One of the most common answers people give in a motorcycle accident is, “I did not see them.” This is a great reminder of why you should make your bike stand out to drivers on the road.

Here are some suggestions that you can use to ensure you are visible to other drivers so you can avoid accidents.

Choose the color carefully

You should take some time to choose the color of your bike and the color of your gear. Although white might seem like a good choice for visibility, it might not be the best.

Some people recommend bright colors and noticeable finishes such as fluorescents and deep reds or oranges. Others recommend dark colors such as dark blue or black. These colors show up on the lighter-colored road.

The color of your gear should also be bright. Bright helmets and jackets are the best way to go. If you have to wear a dark color, go with something reflective.

Use your high beams

Using your high beams during the day makes your bike more visible to other drivers. This is not recommended for night driving since they might distract or blind other drivers.

Invest in reflective tape

If you worry about your bike color not being visible enough. You can always compliment it and your gear with reflective tape. You can draw patterns or symbols with it if you want to be particularly creative.

With hundreds of motorcycle accidents happening every day, you need to keep yourself visible to make sure that you are safe on your next motorcycle ride.