Spring weather is a good time for drivers and motorcyclists to start thinking of ways they can all safely coexist.
I spent a lot of time driving around Bangor, over the weekend, and was surprised at how many motorcycles I saw on the roads. My husband has a bike and always says this is the worst time to be riding. There's still a lot of sand, salt, and debris on the roads that can be dangerous under the wheels of a motorcycle. Plus, if the temperature drops, all that melting snow will become ice on the roads. But, hey, as long as you're aware of all that, who could resist taking a ride over such a beautiful Spring weekend?
Perhaps an even bigger concern is the fact that drivers have gotten out of the habit of looking for motorcycles. And, conversely, motorcyclists are excited about being out, and might be careless about making sure the drivers can see them. It's a dangerous turn of seasons for everyone, so we all need to work together to make sure everyone's being as safe as possible.