MSP seeks to aid awareness of motorcycles
PIKESVILLE — With springtime comes warmer weather and more motorcycle riders out on the road, along with a reminder from Maryland State Police to be safe during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
In Maryland, an average of 70 traffic fatalities and 1,400 injuries associated with motorcycles are reported each year, with 82 such fatalities in 2017 alone, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office.
Motorcycle riders should get trained and properly licensed, stay sober, obey speed limits and wear protective clothing and a helmet. They should not drive aggressively.
Motorists should stay alert for motorcycles, recognize that motorcycle riders have the same rights and privileges on the road as other drivers, give motorcycle riders plenty of space and take care when driving near a group of motorcycles.