When Tyus and Anita Butler crashed their motorcycle May 7, Coroner Parks Evans said they both were wearing helmets. Still, Anita Butler, the wife of a pastor and beloved at her church, died.
Today, American Trucking Associations and ATA's Share the Road Highway Safety Program are bringing awareness to Motorcycle Safety Month and urging all motorists to be aware of motorcycles while driving down the highway. "Motorcyclists and truck drivers understand that due to the unique qualities of their vehicles, they must remain vigilantly committed to safety at all times in order to keep our roads safe," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves.
It is a known fact that motorcycle riding can be dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), per mile driven, fatality rates for motorcyclists were 26 times that of passenger vehicle occupants in 2013.
"This is motorcycling. This is real. You could get seriously injured. You could die." Those words kept floating around my head on Sunday afternoon, lying flat on my back in the parking lot of FirstEnergy Park with a 489-pound Harley-Davidson Street 500 motorcycle flopped on top me.
“Returning riders” are usually middle-aged men who decide to get back into motorcycling after a long hiatus. That’s cool. But, a lot of these “Baby-Boomerang” riders end up getting into accidents. Here are some tips to help make re-entry a bit easier.
Pennsylvania motorcycle permit or license holders can attend free motorcycle training classes at numerous sites across the state, including the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation garage in Vernon Township. Three levels of training are available.
Spring is well underway and as the sun starts shining, more and more motorcyclists will be out on the roadways.For divers on the road, make sure you look twice before switching lanes as motorists can be difficult to see sometimes.
Warm weather is here, and if last weekend was any indication, motorcyclists are on the roads. "You need to watch out for motorcycle riders, motorcycle riders are watching out for you," said Guilford County Sheriff B.J. Barnes.
It's National Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, and now that the warm weather is back, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to watch out for those riding on two wheels.
As the warm temperatures arrive more motorcyclists will be out on the road and local law enforcement and motorcycle activists want to remind drivers to look out for their two-wheeled counterparts. Over the last 10 years there have been 339 deaths on Utah's roadways, 36 just last year.