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May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. As the weather begins to warm up here in Pennsylvania, we begin to hear the rumble and roar of motorcycles as they parade down our highways. So we’d like to take a moment to share an important message from our friends at the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) by reminding everyone that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the state.

During this month, ABATE encourages motorists and motorcycles to share the road safely and to “Look Twice to Save A Life.” When you see lawn signs that read “Watch for Motorcycles,” those have been placed by ABATE to help bring motorcycle safety and awareness to the forefront of everyone’s attention.

Earlier this month, Governor Tom Corbett proclaimed May at Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and said, “If car, truck and motorcycle operators follow simple steps like looking out for each other and obeying speed limits, we can work together to reduce the number of crashes and highway deaths we see each year.”

In a press release from ABATE, they remind all motorcyclists to keep their equipment in shape, ride safely, and take advantage of the free training offered by Pennsylvania’s Motorcycle Safety Program.

If we all work together, we can enjoy a safe and enjoyable riding season.