Motorcycle Safety & Licensing Start Seeing Motorcycles

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Filed Under (Tips and Review) by admin on 10-02-2012

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What All Drivers Should Know • Assume a motorcycle is closer than it looks. Motorcycles look further away than they are and seem to move slower than they really do. • Allow more following distance. Keep three to four seconds behind a motorcycle. Motorcyclists often slow down without using the brakes, thus not activating the brake light. • Make sure the turn signal is for real. Motorcycle turn signals are usually not self-canceling. • Use extra caution with passengers. A passenger complicates a motorcyclist’s task. Balance is more diffi cult. Stopping distance is increased. • Don’t crowd them. Maneuverability is one of a motorcycle’s better characteristics, but only at slower speeds with good road conditions. They can’t always dodge out of the way. Motorcycle Traffi c Laws Motorcyclists have the same rights and the same responsibilities as other drivers in Nevada. There are also some special conditions: • Motorcyclists must wear helmets in Nevada. • Motorcyclists have the right to use a complete traf- fi c lane. Two motorcycles may share a lane if the operators both agree to do so. • Motorcyclists may not pass or ride next to another vehicle in the same travel lane. • Motorcycles may not be driven between vehicles in adjacent lanes even if the vehicles are stopped. Police offi cers are an exception. (NRS Chapter 486) Gonna Ride? Take a Course – Get the License Riding a motorcycle is an enjoyable and challenging pastime. The best thing you can do for your safety and your family is to take a rider education course and get a Class M driver license

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