May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle safety issue is a perennial source of discussion. In May, bumper stickers, signs and banners will be everywhere to remind car drivers to look twice and save a life.

And while we all extremely supportive of all campaigns to alert drivers on the danger of not seeing motorcycles (and bicycles, and pedestrians) we must acknowledge that we are smaller on the road than almost all vehicles and that the danger of not being seen will always exists somehow. It means that whatever the level of education delivered to others, we must still remain vigilant to others driving mistakes.

Diane Person, who seven years ago lost her son by the fault of a driver, and who since then unrelentlessly raises money for “Look Twice, Save A Life” campaigns, sent me the letter she received from Florida Governor Rick Scott regarding Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. I post it after the jump.


2 Responses to “May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month”

  1. 1 Jason Hallman (Steelchoppin) May 1st, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Pfft! Riding on Florida roads is akin to living in a real world game of Frogger. People here drive horribly. Take every stereotype you have ever heard from any region of the United States east of the Mississippi and put them all in one place and that is Florida. Nice people…horrible drivers. I expected that I would never wear a helmet again moving here. On the contrary I wear a full face even in the heat and humidity of summer because between the idiots and blue hairs I am constantly practicing accident avoidance.

  2. 2 CafeSportyTC May 1st, 2012 at 10:52 am

    the signs on HWY 395 on a regular basis display the same message. its nice to see.

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