Motorcycle Melee Minute – The 2-Second Rule

Motorcycle Melee Minute – proactive collision avoidance tips in 1 minute or less!

When you ride your motorcycle behind another vehicle what’s your following distance?

Did you know that motorcycle safety instructors recommend a 2-second following rule? This allows you to have a good reaction time to prevent crashing into that vehicle.

Here’s how it works:

  1. As you travel, pick a stationary object that the vehicle in front of you passses.
  2. Start counting “one-thousand…two-thousand”
  3. When you reach two-thousand you should pass that same stationary object.
Keep a 2-second safe following distance!

This works everywhere you ride – city streets, rural roads and – most importantly – highway roads.

Next time you’re out there riding – give this a try.