Some of the best roads in are in California, and now the California Highway Patrol has started a campaign to make riding a motorcycle safer. The CHP has put up over 700 signs along Californian roadways saying "Share the road, look twice for motorcyclist."
“The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, along with many thousands of motorcyclists, applaud the California Highway Patrol, the Office of Traffic Safety and CalTrans for recognizing the importance of motorcycle safety and for utilizing this very effective medium to promote highway safety,” said Robert Gladden, the director of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation in The United States.
“We hope that the overwhelming positive response we have received will encourage more motorcycle safety messages like this to be displayed in the future.”
California is one of the only states that allows lane splitting for motorcycles. Maybe the sign should read, "share the road, look twice for large cumbersome vehicles that frequently change lanes without signaling."
What do you think? Will the 700 plus motorcycle awareness signs have an effect on the way people drive?