Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With warmer weather, it’s time to remind everyone about motorcycle safety.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,172 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in 2017.

All drivers must be alert and share the road to help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries. Because of its small size, a motorcycle can be easily hidden in a car’s blind spots. Take an extra moment to look for motorcycles when you’re changing lanes.

Although riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, it can also be dangerous. The NHTSA stats show motorcyclists are 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash. Safe motorcycling takes balance, coordination, and good judgment.

By raising awareness, all drivers and riders will be safer sharing the road so everyone arrives at their destination safely.