Agencies issue summer driving safety tips

Posted at: 05/09/2013 11:07 AM
By: Andrew Murphy

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ALBANY – New York State Police, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and the New York State Thruway Authority are reminding drivers of the dangers that come with nice weather.

Deer become more active during the months of May and June and are seen on most roadways in the state.

To prevent a collision with a deer drivers are asked to be alert, especially in the morning and evening, scan roadsides, and remember that deer travel in groups.

They are also issuing a reminder about motorcycles. With nice weather some of the nearly 700,000 registered motorcycles will be on our roads and highways.

Some safety tips are to always allow a motorcycle use of a full lane, look twice or even three times in all mirrors and blind spots, don’t tailgate and always signal.

Motorcyclists are also being asked to remember to operate safely by not riding in poor weather conditions, positioning yourself where you will be seen, wearing protective gear and DOT-helmets and always signaling.

More information on this and other programs can be found at the DMV Website and the Motorcycle Safety Website.