May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle riders are encouraged to ‘Get Trained and Ride Safe’ while other road users are encouraged to share the road safely, for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May.

Motorcyclists have the same rights as any other vehicle driver on the roads. This means they are entitled to their space on the road, despite the size of their vehicles. During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – and throughout the rest of the year – drivers of all other vehicles are reminded to ‘share the road’ with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

Across the United States, law enforcement will be conducting special enforcement operations during the month. Extra officers will be patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders that can lead to motorcycle crashes. They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns, or any other dangerous violation.

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