"I didn't see him."
That's what first responders here most often after responding to accidents involving motorcycles.
That's part of an unfortunate truth of riding a motorcycle; it's easy for the rider to slip under the radar.
In a world of 18-wheelers, oversize pick-up trucks, mini-vans, and sedans, the motorcycle is often lost in the scramble.
People drive motorcycles for various reasons.
Among them are camaraderie, fuel efficiency, eco-friendly qualities, a sense of adventure, ease of parking, the ability to move through traffic and the image and feelings it creates.
As a motorcycle rider, you have as much right to the road as everyone else.
And, you have the right to be safe.
Unfortunately, most of the time you need to take your safety into your own hands.
One of the most proactive things you can do to ensure your safety on a bike is making sure you are visible on the road.
If you do everything you can to keep yourself visible, the "I didn't see him" excuse isn't going to fly.
Below we will talk about eight things you can do to increase your visibility and ensure your safety on a motorcycle.