To encourage safety during Biketoberfest 2013, the Daytona Beach Fire Department is participating in the “Look Twice. Save a Life” campaign. Biketoberfest 2013 began Thursday and runs through the end of the weekend, Sunday, October 20. Daytona Beach Fire Department spokesperson Lt. Larry Stoney said with the increased number of visitors and motorcycles on Daytona roads during Biketoberfest, fire officials are urging drivers and riders “…to be mindful of their surroundings and be extra careful of the motorcycles on the road.” The Fire Department also offered the following safety tips, as part of “Look Twice. Save a Life” during Biketoberfest:
- Double-check traffic at intersections before you turn or pull out.
- Always check your blind spots before changing lanes.
- Treat motorcyclists with the same respect you give to other motorists.
- Leave at least a four-second distance between your car and a motorcycle in front of you.
- When passing a motorcycle, give a full lane to the motorcycle. Do not share lanes!
- Keep a watchful eye at all times. Individual motorcycles may blend into a larger group and may be closer than you think.
- Stay focused on your driving. Avoid distractions such as talking on your cell phone, texting, eating, or changing radio stations.
- Remember that failing to yield right-of-way can result in the death of a motorcyclist.
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