This article gives advice to the motorcycle rider on handling road and traffic hazards, and notes that because the motorcycling environment is in a constant state of flux, lane positioning has to be fluid and be adjusted for every change; there is no one position that is best. A motorcycle driver should consider each lane as being divided into three equal sections: left, center and right thirds. The normal riding positions should be either on the right side of the left third or the left side of the right third. These positions afford the best overall view of traffic and allow the traffic to see you. Certain modifications of these positions for different road and traffic situations are discussed. The special cases of 2-lane roads with traffic in both directions, 4-lane roads, divided highways and freeways are discussed. Mountain roads which present special situations are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Publication Date: 1985-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-13
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 19
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 451
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM