The cultivation is urged of a driver attitude respectful of all other drivers including motorcyclists and which would contribute to driving safety for everybody. Driver Cooperation in traffic and vehicle operation according to the laws, with courtesy and common sense are essential factors in highway safety. A special attempt must be made to look out for motorcyclists. The greatest disrespect between vehicles occurs at intersections where almost 40% of all motorcycle accidents occur. The 4-wheeled vehicle is at fault in 70% of these accidents, while the 4-wheeler and 2-wheeler shared the blame in 2%. The primary error is found to be failure to yield right of way. Care is also required at intersections such as driveways, alleys, traffic circles, and entrance and exit ramps. Following distance is another area which requires attention from motorcyclists and motorists. Passing and lane changing also require a great deal of respect between motorists and motorcyclists. The correct interpretation of a cycle riders intentions is an area which requires attention. Pot holes and railroad tracks which are minor problems for motorists can become major hazards for 2-wheeled vehicles. The motorists must be aware of how the motorcyclist prepares for these hazards and accommodate such maneuvers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 22-23
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 084
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM