In recognition of National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the National Safety Council reminds riders – and drivers – to do their part. It doesn’t matter if you are driving a car, motorcycle or moped, everyone has the same rights and responsibilities. Both motorcyclists and motorists need to be aware of their surroundings. Checking blind spots, mirrors and using turn signals are necessary when changing lanes and when passing. Don’t change lanes or speed up when being passed by a motorcycle, especially in a construction zone like the Selmon Extension project. Riders need to take precautions as well; wear protective gear and keep your bike in its best working condition. Also, be aware of any road hazards and dangerous weather conditions.