BANGOR – Along with the return of warmer weather also comes the return of motorcycles on Maine roads.
There have already been a couple of fatalities this year and drivers are being urged to be careful and keep their eyes open. They’re urged to wear a helmet and other safety equipment that will make them more visible to the vehicles around them.
People who drive vehicles should also keep their eyes open for the bikes.
And of course, cyclists should also pay attention to the road conditions which can be full of hazards.
Motorcycle instructor Erik Payne said “Drivers aren’t used to seeing them out on the road. And the roads themselves can be dangerous because of sand from the winter. It hasn’t been cleaned off yet. And pot holes.”
Payne stated new riders must also take a motorcycle rider education course before getting their license. A chance to not only learn the skills you need to ride safely, but also to figure out what size bike may be right for you.
You can learn more about that by visiting motorcycleridereducationofmaine.com.