Monday, December 14, 2009

Bikers of Ohio and other States Watch out for blackout tape in construction Zones

Safety hazard for motorcyclists Beware

In construction zones there are often conflicting pavement markings. Often the state Department of transportation will cover over the old marking with "blackout tape". These tapes depending on the manufacturer degrade quick and quicker. They should only be used if at all for very short periods.

These tapes become very slick. They ought to be banded completely. If you are going south on Interstate 75 at mile marker 17 look to the left. You will see a cross. That's were at least six bikers went down until one was killed as a result of this blackout tape.

That's despite the state of Ohio and their own manuals warning about slipperry road hazards