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Motorcyclists in focus for Ride to Work Day

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Motorcyclists in Nevada area are getting a day of their own as part of Ride to Work Day.

During the internationally recognized day Monday, motorcyclists are being encouraged to head to work on their bikes. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, motorists will have to share the road with the high number of riders expected Monday.

NDOT said motorists should be vigilant in the effort to share the roadway and think of the safety of other motorists.

"Whether on a bike or other vehicle, we also remind all Nevadans to share the road to achieve our goal of Zero Fatalities," said Pete Vander Aa, Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program administrator. "We want everyone to arrive at work safely and then return home safely."

Transportation officials gave the following safety tips to remind motorists:

  • Give motorcyclists a full lane of travel;
  • Travel at least three to four seconds behind a motorcycle;
  • Remain alert and look for motorcyclists on the roadway, especially before making a left turn;
  • Always wear a properly fitting helmet and eye safety gear;
  • Be visible; wear proper clothing or reflective decals and ride with your headlight on;
  • Remain alert and give yourself time to react.

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