Are You Riding Slower Than Traffic

Are you riding at a much slower pace than other road users, what’s is the best thing to do when faster traffic builds up behind you.
Speed is differential, whether you are riding faster or slower than the traffic flow, even if you are within the speed limit, this can be a hazardous situation. It can inhibit smooth traffic flow, it can make merging and changing lanes more difficult for all motorists and increase the chance of road rage.
If you consistently ride more slowly than other road users, you should first consider your routes carefully. You should avoid major highways and though fares if less traveled or lower speed routes are available.
If you must share the road with much faster traffic, Use the right lane when on the highways and check your mirrors more frequently.
However do not let the traffic behind you distract you from important factors ahead of you. If there is only one lane in your direction, periodically pull off to the side of the road (when it is safe and legal) or into a parking area to allow the vehicles clustered behind you to pass.
If you are traveling a lot slower than others, Encourage vehicles to pass you while you are riding with in marked passing zones by moving over to the far right side of your lane and give the vehicles behind you a clearly communicated hand signal. This should defuse the chance of any road rage.
Keep it in between the lines.
Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

 

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Michael Theodore

Michael Theodore

ASR Ohio District Coordinator and National Road Captain at Azusa StreetRiders Motorcycle Ministry
Michael Theodore is married to Laureen, and both are devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Michael serves the Azusa StreetRiders Motorcycle Ministry as both National Road Captain and as Ohio District Coordinator. He is passionate not only about riding, but also using motorcycles as a witnessing tool to affect souls for the Lord Jesus.
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