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Rockin Roddy's Cachestalkers Geocoin Todie's Wild Ride: Operation Save A Life

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Sunday, 21 December 2008
Pennsylvania, United States
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Operation Save-A-Life is a motorcycle awareness program intended for school and civic groups.
OSAL's goal is to teach automobile drivers to be alert to motorcycle operators on the highways with the aim of helping everyone to "share the road" safely.

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Top 10 Ways to Drive Aware:
1. You can drive aware of motorcycles, if you know what to expect from motorcyclists and the situations where accidents are likely to occur.

2. Look out for motorcyclists. Be aware that although you may not see any cars, there may be an unnoticed motorcycle. Be careful at intersections, particularly when making left turns.

3. Anticipate a motorcyclist’s maneuvers. Motorcyclists may change positions in the lane to better observe traffic flow, respond to road conditions, get motorist’s attention and other factors. Expect and allow room for such conditions.

4. Signal your intentions, even if you don’t see cars in front or behind you. Again, be particularly careful when making left turns across lanes of approaching traffic. Look carefully in all directions for approaching motorcyclists.

"Look Twice, Save-A-Life!"

5. Respect motorcyclists’ rights to the road. Give motorcycles a full lane to maneuver, just as you would a vehicle.

6.Do not tailgate a motorcycle. Motorcyclists may need to slow down quickly, swerve or change lane position to avoid gravel, rocks, oil slicks, animals and other road debris. Tailgating could lead to a severe accident or death of a motorcyclist. Keep a four second distance between you and the motorcycle.

7. Drive aware of your surroundings. Motorists have a steel cage around them with four or more tires on the road. Motorcyclists are far more vulnerable to serious injury as a result of being in an accident with a motorist.

8.Motorcycles are easy to maneuver. They can turn and swerve very well at slow speed. However, people think that they can get out of any situation. This is not so. Motorcycles traveling at highway speed are more difficult to maneuver in problem situations and, unlike motorists, require more concentration and coordination to be operated safely.

9. Pay attention to the motorcyclist’s hand signals. Some motorcycles do not have self-canceling turn signals. Therefore, wait to see what the motorcyclist does before you make your move.

10. Motorcyclists often ride in groups. When entering or exiting a highway and attempting to pass a group of motorcyclists, do not cut into the group unless the group has provided space for you. If there isn’t any space, let the group pass the exit before making your move. And when passing a group, make sure you can safely pass the whole group or move into the space provided for you!

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Discovered It 10/01/2018 liliana maria discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered, thanks for sharing

Mark Missing 03/24/2017 nb_boys marked it as missing   Visit Log

This is an automated message. This Trackable has been marked 'missing' by a cache owner or site administrator. Trackables are marked missing when it is determined that they are no longer located in the cache they are listed in or in the hands of the current holder. Review the most recent logs on this Trackable to learn more information about its current state.

Write note 03/22/2017 pineapple_pi posted a note for it   Visit Log

Looks like TB hasn't been in the listed cache in over 5 years! It would be helpful to other cachers if it was removed from the inventory.

Discovered It 01/06/2016 KAPPIS discovered it   Visit Log

Heute im Web gesehen, danke fürs zeigen!

Write note 10/25/2014 pixiestix13 posted a note for it   Visit Log

Not in Rock & Read

Discovered It 09/21/2014 Gubemax discovered it   Visit Log

21 September 2014

Write note 05/22/2014 JGRABINSKI posted a note for it   Visit Log

Not in this cache

Write note 01/07/2012 psychovw posted a note for it   Visit Log

I visited the cache your travel bug is listed in, but it's not in there

Write note 04/05/2011 stopandbehoppy posted a note for it   Visit Log

We finaly found a new home for it. In fact, it is in one of the more interesting caches we have located.

Discovered It 03/01/2011 stopandbehoppy discovered it   Visit Log

Sorry, we found this trackable sometime ago and did not really realize it was a trackable until looking at it the other day. So, we will place it in a cache very soon as the snow melts.

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