Motorcycle Awareness Month
May is motorcycle awareness month, and you need to know the facts!
All motorists are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcycles and to be diligent and alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists. The city of Glendale joins the Arizona Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council and Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in asking you to ride safe and drive aware.
Items such as information brochures, pencils, key chains, and bumper stickers that support motorcycle awareness are available at the Glendale’s Visitor Center in downtown Glendale while supply lasts.
Watch for motorcycles. There are more riders than ever before so it’s important to watch for motorcycle riders and help them “keep the rubber side down.”
Biker riders: practice safe driving. Many bikes are now capable of traveling at 100 hp, and they are lighter and quicker. As a rider, learn to know your speed and heed the speed limits.
Wearing a helmet is a good thing. Arizona does not have a mandatory helmet law, so injuries and death numbers have increased. Make sure it fits and meets the U. S. Department of Transportation standard, which means the helmet should have a DOT sticker.
Careful on crowded roadways. Highways and streets are more congested than ever so it can be hard to see a motorcycle. Remember, when changing lanes a motorcycle rider has the same rights as a car, and that applies to entering or exiting highways.
Arizona Motorcycle Rider Training:
Just got a motorcycle? Be sure to check out the Web sites below to get helpful information and training so you can be safe while traveling the streets and highways.
Motorcycle Safety Web sites: