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Motorcycle Safety Motorcycle safety focuses on preventing accidents and injuries and limiting the seriousness of incidents by taking preventive measures. Safety Tips Motorcyclists don’t have the protection that cars and trucks have. To stay safe, remember to: • Wear a helmet and other protective gear • Turn on your headlights and ride defensively • Avoid the center of the lane where debris and oil build up • Ride at a safe speed and never ride if you’ve been drinking • Take a course to learn or reinforce safe riding techniques Other drivers need to keep an eye out for motorcycles and safely share the road: • Look twice for motorcyclists at intersections, entering highways and whenever turning or changing lanes • Always maintain a safe following distance • When passing a motorcyclist, move to the other lane and allow a full lane for the motorcycle Source: Texas Department of transportation, www.dot.state.tx.us