Motorcycle safety and awareness

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According to the Michigan State Police, 18 people died on Michigan roadways since last week—making a total of 267 this year.

In addition, 101 more were seriously injured for a statewide total of 1,397 to date.

Compared to last year at this time there are 9 more fatalities and 36 fewer serious injuries.

In an effort to increase road safety, the Michigan Department of Transportation urges drivers to take care and be aware of motorcycle riders.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month safety tips

  • Remain visible at all times by using reflective stripes and keep you headlight on both day and night. Be aware of vehicle blind spots.
  • Give at least one car-length of space between you and other vehicles.
  • Dress for safety – wear a helmet, eye protection and bright clothing.
  • Get your motorcycle endorsement. Know your bike and how to use it.
  • Watch for animals in your path, especially at night.

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