Dennis Buterbaugh - Motorcycle Awareness Month
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Dennis Buterbaugh, Executive Director of Communications & Marketing for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indianapolis informs listeners of the importance of motorcycle safety on the roadways. In 2016, 98 motorcyclist were killed in motorcycle crashes in Indiana. Awareness is the key to reducing these crashes.
The most important thing for car drivers to know is that they play a key role in motorcycle safety by looking for motorcycles in blindspots and not driving too closely to motorcycles. At intersections, car drivers need to look twice for motorcycles in each direction before proceeding.
Motorcyclist should be wearing a helmet, bright colored clothing, long pants, and sturdy shoes to help keep them safe on the roads. For more information on motorcycle safety and to take a Rider Safety Course on line, please visit:http://www.RideSafeIndiana.com
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