About other road users

Sharing the road with motorcyclists

Motorcyclists are highly mobile but less visible and therefore more vulnerable. It is important to remember to:

  • check your mirrors and blind spots before turning
  • look behind you before opening your door or changing lanes
  • be aware that most motorcycle indicators don't automatically turn off like most other vehicles' - don't be fooled by an indicator that stays on
  • acknowledge motorcycles always need a whole lane. At any time a motorcyclist may suddenly swerve or slow down to avoid road hazards.

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Last updated: 27 September 2010