When spring finally arrives in Missouri, motorcycles take to the streets and highways again. The local car insurance experts at Alternatives Insurance® Agency know what it takes to keep Missouri drivers safe, and they have important tips on sharing the road with motorcyclists.
Here's how you can protect yourself and your fellow travelers this spring:
- Increase Your Following Distance: Motorcycles can come to a stop suddenly, but cars need more space to come to a complete stop. Don't tailgate a motorcycle, and you'll reduce your risk of rear-ending one. A bigger following distance also creates more space for a motorcycle to merge into your lane in front of you.
- Check Your Blind Spots: Because motorcycles are smaller, it's much easier for them to "disappear" in your blind spots. In addition to checking your mirrors, you need to glance over your shoulder to check your blind spots before changing lanes.
- Be Cautious When Turning: Double and triple check that there's not a motorcyclist heading your way when making a right or left turn, especially on a roadway with more than one lane of travel.
- Never Text & Drive: Motorcycles are everywhere, and your best protection is to be constantly alert to the traffic around you. keep your smartphone packed away until you reach your destination.
When you're ready to take a closer look at your car insurance or other personal insurance needs, call the experts at Alternatives Insurance Agency. With three different office locations, it's easy and convenient to find the perfect car or motorcycle insurance. Call them at (636) 978-7260 in O'Fallon, (636) 462-1778 in Troy, or (636) 327-9990 in Wentzville. Visit their website for more information about all of their insurance services.