Motorcycle Awareness

Save a life. Look twice.

Let's look out for riders.

Chances are, you have family members, friends or neighbors who ride motorcycles. And as someone who shares the road, you know how hard spotting motorcyclists can be. That’s why it’s so important to keep an eye out and look twice.


Motorcycles are replaceable. People aren't.

Bikers are tough. Not invincible.

When we take a few extra seconds to look for those on two wheels, we help make Idaho’s roads safer — for everyone.

Bikers are tough. Not invincible.

Motorcycles need as much space as vehicles, if not more. And motorcycle riders are much more exposed to the road than vehicle drivers. When we take time to protect ourselves and fellow riders on the road, we each do our part to make our roads safer.

Look out for fellow drivers and riders.

When you make the decision to be an engaged driver, you choose to keep Idaho’s roads safer for all of us. As you drive in the moment and free from distractions, you can better anticipate what — and who — is around you. Motorcycles are narrow and can be tough to spot in traffic.

Blind Spot

Motorcycles are small compared to other vehicles on the road. Don’t rely on mirrors. Look over your shoulder and assume a motorcycle is there.

Weather

Sun and rain glare can make motorcycles hard to see. Snow, rain and fog can obscure your vision too. Always check twice for bikes.

Signals

Always use turn signals — they help riders anticipate traffic flow.

“​​I know I’m more protected as a driver than a rider, that’s why I look twice. Our roads should be safe for everyone.”

-Sarah, Twin Falls

How can motorcycles protect themselves on the road?

Wear brightly colored, reflective clothing
Ride with headlights on
Establish lane positions that increase visibility – don’t ride in blind spots

Enhance your skills

Motorcycle courses are available for riders of all levels:
In multiple locations across Idaho:

You might also like

Pedestrian Safety
Watch for people at all times.
Bicycle Safety
Share the road with bicycles
Work Zone Safety
You play a role in work zone safety. Work with us.