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Bikers Hit Roads For Warm Weather

Reported: Apr. 13, 2014 9:42 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 13, 2014 10:43 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sean Delancey) -- Sunday was the warmest day of the year so, and motorcyclists were enjoying it with a little bit of wind in their hair.

Bikers in Charleston said they know how dangerous riding their motorcycles can be, especially when they are on the interstate.

They said most of the danger comes from other drivers not paying attention to where bikers are around them.

Because they are harder to spot than cars or trucks, one biker said other drivers need to be extra aware when bikers hit the street.

"You pull into an intersection, look left, look right and then look left again,” Michael Burnette of Charleston said. “Because that's probably the biggest problem on the road, is that they do not look left and pull on out."

And with this great weather, we have some tips to keep bikers safe on the road.
- Be visible by signaling your intentions and making sure your headlight works.
- Dress for safety, by wearing a DOT-approved helmet, eye protection and bright clothing.
- Use common sense by keeping a safe distance from other motorists.
- Of course you shouldn't ride while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or ride while you are tired.
- Be courteous and responsible. Respect other drivers. Don't speed, and know the local traffic laws and rules of the road.




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