Riding a motorcycle presents some specific risks that other motorists may never have to endure or consider. If you ride a motorcycle, you should always understand these risks before getting on your bike and hitting the open road, for your safety and the safety of others around you.
In America, unlike many other parts of the world, motorcycles make up a very small percentage of the vehicles on the road. Because of this, most drivers simply are not accustomed to sharing the road with motorcyclists, and are not attuned to looking for them. Motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles, and are difficult to see, especially in blind spots and when changing lanes. If you are a rider, you must constantly keep in mind that any other driver may not actually know you are sharing the road with them.