Every spring, hundreds of motorcyclists from all over the country are ready to hit the open road on their motorcycles. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, designed to remind everyone to be attentive and to share the road with motorcycles for the upcoming months.
Motorcycle deaths happened 28 times more than other vehicle fatalities based off 2016 fatal crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Accidents are 100 percent preventable with the proper precautions and simply by being more aware of the surroundings while driving.
Size difference causes a problem on the road because motorists are accustomed to seeing cars or trucks. After winter, it is harder to spot smaller vehicles such as motorcycles. If both motorists and motorcyclists check their blind spots more frequently and use mirrors and turn signals when passing cars or changing lanes, it will cause fewer problems on the road and maintain a safe space for everyone.
Hupy and Abraham understands the joy of riding a motorcycle, as well as the risk of driving. To prevent other fatalities and to help others be more aware of the risks, Hupy and Abraham promotes the “Watch for Motorcycles” campaign for everyone to be aware to share the road, especially with motorcyclists. The “Watch for Motorcycles” stickers and billboards are to ensure safe driving is up to everyone to be more cautious and to remind every driver that they are responsible for safety.
With this being Motorcycle Awareness Month, let’s welcome our friends back onto the road by insuring a safe place for them, giving our distance and to double-check our blind spots for our hidden friends. Motorcyclist, let’s get back on the road with our proper licenses and gear to cruise the road and make safe decisions for the upcoming month.