Riding Tip: Manage Intersections Like A Boss
For the next few months, we will be releasing instruction videos to assist riders with managing intersections. In particular, we’ll be looking at some key areas in the Phoenix Metro area that represent higher than average challenges for motorcyclists. We’ll be using the latest comprehensive data from the City of Phoenix to help us understand risk in certain locations.
- Adjust your position to increase your chance to see and be seen
- Reduce speed as you approach
- Cover your controls
- Keep your head on a swivel
- Gear up with bright protective gear to maximize visibility.
We also want to invite you in the comments below to share what works for YOU. We want to know what difficulties you’re having, too, so we can address them in our videos. Ultimately, we are doing these videos to help riders in Arizona reduce their probability of being in a crash. If we can save one life, then our efforts will be well worth it.
Bill Seltzer has been a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach since 2003 and a Total Control Advanced Riding Instructor since 2011. He currently serves as the Marketing Director for TEAM Arizona and is a member of the Arizona Strategic Highway Safety Planning committee. Have questions or comments about the article? Email him: Bill@MotorcycleTraining.com