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April 30, 2013 01:16 PM
Watch for Motorcycles: May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

JEFFERSON CITY -Motorcyclists and motorists are encouraged to safely "share the road" this May in observation of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. All motorists are reminded to watch for motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe, while motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists.  There were 276 motorcyclists killed from 2010-2012.

"We're seeing more and more motorcycles on the highways," said Leanna Depue, chair of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety's executive committee. "Drivers of all vehicles need to be extra attentive. A motorcycle is one of the smallest vehicles on our roads, often hidden in a vehicle's blind spot. Everyone needs to watch for motorcycles."

Very often, drivers of cars and trucks don't see motorcycles until the last second. And sometimes not at all. Motorcycle operators have to anticipate the moves of other drivers and be extra cautious of road conditions and debris.

"Motorcyclists have responsibilities, too," Depue says. "They should follow the rules of the road, be alert to other drivers, never ride while impaired or distracted, and always wear a Department of Transportation-compliant helmet and other protective gear."

Motorcycle experts recommend motorcyclists also complete some type of training before getting out on the road. There are 29 training locations in Missouri. You can find the one nearest you at http://www.mmsp.org/.

 For more information, visit http://www.savemolives.com/ or Facebook and Twitter at Save MO Lives.  Arrive Alive.


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