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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Federal, state, and local highway safety organizations remind motorists to “share the road” with motorcycles during May, which has been named Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

Motorcycles are one of the smallest vehicles on the road and can often be hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot. All drivers should look aggressively for them. Motorists should check mirrors and blind spots before entering and leaving a lane of traffic. All those on the road are reminded to never drive, walk, or bicycle while distracted.

Motorcyclists also need to follow the rules of the road, staying alert to other drivers and never driving when distracted. Motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists. Motorcyclists should also where a Department of Transportation-compliant helmet and other protective gear.

Following these precautions can help to keep the number of accidents and fatalities down and allows all of us to “share the road”.