RIDE RIGHT to Avoid Collisions

Jul 1st, 2017

Riding motorcycles off-road is dangerous. Even if you're a great rider and adhere to common safety rules, things can go wrong when you share a road with other riders.

We have seen and heard about numerous incidents involving cutting corners, and riding morocycles in the left track on the BDR's.  While the routes are designed to be travelled South to North, you should expect other riders and ATV's travelling in the opposite direction.  

To bring attention to the inherent risk of mototrcycle travel in the left lane, and promote safe riding on trails, BDR is launching the Ride Right Initiative to remind riders to always STAYon the RIGHT side of the road to avoid head-on collisions.

Request your FREE Ride Right sticker by emailing BDR.


The National Safety Council recommends the “Four Rs” when trying to avoid a head-on collision:

  • Read the road ahead
  • Drive to the Right
  • Reduce your speed
  • Ride off the road

Always be in the act of scanning the road in front of you while observing the hazards around you

Driving to the right implies that, if possible, be in the right-hand lane. If you are on a two-lane road, keep to the outside of the lane. This will put you on the right side of the lane and safer from head on collisions (and accidental lane changes).

Reduce your speed if you notice the other car swerving or not paying attention. Bringing you speed down by 30, 20, or even just 10 MPH can make a big difference between life and death. 

Finally, riding off the road means you slow down and merge into the shoulder or grass to your right in order to avoid the head-on collision. This is another reason that riding to the right-side can be so helpful.

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