MSP seeks to aid aware­ness of motorcycles

Kent County News - - NEWS -

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.

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