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Safety Tip from Throttle - The line of death

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That line (often a double yellow) that separates oncoming traffic is a very important line. Stay on your side of the road. Remember that just because your wheels are on your side of the road, it doesn’t mean the rest of your bike or even your body is. So riding on your side means stay away (at least 16”) from the center line (unless of course you intend on making a pass).

Consider that when you are going around a left turn your bike leans to the left. That means your body is actually leaning towards the oncoming traffic lane. Make sure you give yourself extra room by moving slightly further right so bike and body don’t lean across the “line of death”.

For questions, comments, or suggestions on safety tips please contact Rob 'Throttle' Capozzi.

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