Riding a motorcycle can be a joyful, exhilarating experience. Unfortunately however, it can also be a dangerous one. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), while motorcycles account for just two percent of all registered vehicles, they also represent about 10 percent of all state fatalities on the road.

This is often due to three factors: They are harder to see than cars; they are inherently less stable than other vehicles; and their operators often lack the proper safety protection. With these factors in mind, here are 3 tips for motorcyclists to stay safe while sharing the road.

Avoid Blind Spots

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