Look out for motorcycles

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My coworker’s brother was just killed on his motorcycle while stopped at a stoplight. As someone who rides a motorcylce every day, my heart goes out to my coworker and his family.

Inevitably when things like this happen, the conversation turns toward the people who ride motorcycles, like myself. I’ve been in countless conversations about how “I need to be careful out there” and “how dangerous it is to ride a motorcycle.” But I think that’s the wrong conversation to be having.

The better conversation to have would be centered around how people in cars can spot and avoid hitting motorcyclists. There are a few situations that I constantly encounter which would be a good starting point:

Rather than redirecting tragedies like this into discussion about the dangers of driving a motorcycle, let’s try to instead to have positive discussions about how we can better handle potentially dangerous scenarios while driving our cars.