Share the Road This Summer
In the summer months, more motorcycles are taking to the streets. Drivers are reminded to share the road and use extra caution in construction zones.
Sharing the Road - for Motorists
- Obey all traffic laws and always wear a seat belt.
- Expect bikes and motorcycles on the road, pedestrians in crosswalks.
- Wait until it is safe to pass bicyclists.
- Give bikes at least 3 feet when passing.
- Yield to bicyclists.
- Stop for pedestrians.
- Do not block crosswalks or driveways.
- Look round before opening car doors.
- Don’t honk your horn at bicyclists.
- Watch for children, especially around schools, playgrounds, buses and in neighborhoods.
Sharing the Road - for Motorcyclists
- Obey all traffic laws.
- Always wear a helmet and protective clothing – gloves, boots and a jacket.
- Ride defensively; assume others do not see you.
- Inspect your motorcycle before each ride.
- Never ride too fast for conditions and slow down during bad weather and at night.
- Be careful of blind spots on trucks or cars, especially when passing.
- Never ride between lanes.
- Use your headlight all the time.
- Allow space and time for emergency braking.
- Signal before changing lanes. Make lane moves gradually.
- Pay attention to metal surfaces such as manhole covers or steel-grid bridge decks, painted traffic markings, wet leaves and oil slicks. They all can be slippery
Work Zone Safety - For All
- Drive with extra caution in road construction work zones.
- Watch your speed and expect the unexpected.
- Set the phone aside and drive without distractions in and out of the work zones.
- Allow more space between you and other vehicles
- Stay alert, and watch for road hazards that can be marked and unmarked.
- Be aware that work zones can change from day to day.
- Be patient. Remember work zones are necessary to improve roads and make them safer.
Franklin County Safe Communities
Ohio Department of Transportation
Pave the Way