I've been seeing a lot of local stories about motorcycle crashes lately. This always bums me out because I know how much courage it can take to even climb on a bike with all the distracted driving going on now days.- and to have a bad experience like a crash. I know because about 10 years back, I was hit on my bike. I was driving in downtown Boise, on my way to a remote and I was t-boned in the middle of an intersection near what is now Chik-fil-a. It was in that moment I believed miracles really do happen, because I somehow walked away from it completely unscathed, yet my bike was destroyed. Something tells me that during this seasonal transition people start to think less about motorcycles on the road because it's starting to get cold. Just because the weather is changing or it's starting to get darker earlier does not mean all bikers call it quits. For some, their motorcycle is their means of transportation year round. This is why it's so important to give our full attention while we are on the road. An accident can happen in the blink of an eye! Be sure to remain vigilant when there is a biker nearby, and give them plenty of room when changing lanes. Check your blind spots, too. This may seem like drivers safety 101, but a reminder to watch out for our motorcycle friends can only help keep others safe.

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