Lots of places to watch for cyclists

This is Motorcycle Safety Month, the time for an annual reminder to watch for two-wheeled vehicles that come out of storage and return to the streets each spring.

We like to think our readers are conscientious and already drive carefully. But there is one place most drivers can improve when it comes to being alert for motorcyclists: parking lots.

That’s because when people are pulling into a lot, they tend to let their guard down. They’ve safely made it to their destination, and their priority is finding a place to park.

In short, they are thinking about parking, not driving.

We ask that drivers please remain alert for riders — and other motorists — while rolling through a parking lot. And keep an eye out for motorycles on the open road, too.