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I’m a rider and I’m already well aware of the dangers of riding a motorcycle. Why is Motorcycle Awareness Month important to me?

You may be aware of the risks of riding your bike, but are the drivers around you?

If the driver of a car or truck doesn’t see you or isn’t aware that you may be closer than you appear, then it is you who might get hurt in an accident. The negligent driver would likely be protected by the metal of his vehicle. Even though the truck driver may be responsible for causing the accident, you will end up paying the physical price.

Thus, while you might not need the reminder about motorcycle safety awareness, others might and it is in your best interest to make sure that everyone gets the message.

Here’s How You Can Do It

During this Motorcycle Awareness Month and in the months that follow, we encourage you to:

  • Promote motorcycle safety tips on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms.
  • Become involved in government or safety advocate groups that promote motorcycle safety.
  • Put a Watch for Motorcycles sticker on your vehicle; you can get one for free by clicking on the link.

It may not be riders who need the awareness education, but it may be riders who can provide that education to the other drivers we depend on to keep us safe every time we get on the road. It may be the awareness that a rider promotes that keeps that rider—or another—safe from a serious or fatal accident. That is why Motorcycle Awareness is important to you, to us, and to all Wisconsin riders.
 

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham