How much distance should you give a motorcycle?

Should you give motorcycles more or less following distance?

C. Increase. When following a motorcycle, allow a greater following distance than you would when following any other vehicle. Motorcycles are able to stop and turn more quickly than larger vehicles and a driver following a motorcyclist needs time to react to their quick movements.

When should a motorcycle use its signals?

The California DMV rules and regulations require that motorcyclists signal at least 100 feet from the point at which you intend to turn or change lanes. That’s about 3 seconds prior to your intended turning spot when you are going 25 miles an hour — or a quarter of a city block.

How much of a cushion should you allow between yourself and a motorcyclist?

Increase your driving distance when you find yourself behind a motorcycle and maintain a cushion of at least 4 seconds. Choose an object (a tree, road sign, or house) and count the seconds between when the motorcycle passes and when you pass. This cushion gives you time to react to the unexpected.

Why do drivers use ground viewing?

Drivers use ground viewing to search beneath parked vehicles for signs of movement • Because truck drivers sit high above the surface of the roadway, they have great visibility of the road ahead • Most car accidents are entirely preventable.

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What is the most difficult season in which to drive?

Winter driving is the most difficult driving season. Snow and ice make even the most routine drive dangerous. Before winter weather arrives, make sure your vehicle is in good condition, keep in mind how you and your vehicle may be affected by the elements and be prepared for emergency situations.

How many seconds should you stay behind a motorcycle?

Generally, it’s best to give a three or four second following distance when travelling behind a motorcyclist.

What is a good following distance?

A defensive driver maintains a safe following distance of at least three seconds behind the vehicle ahead and increases it depending on weather and road conditions.