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Motorcycle SafetyIn recognition of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety is taking a personal approach to encourage motorcyclists to use proper safety gear when traveling the roadways.

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Motorcycle safetyKALAMAZOO, Mich.—Jacket360, an invention from a Western Michigan University electrical engineering student designed to improve motorcycle safety, clinched the top spot and $1,700 at the fourth annual K.C. O'Shaughnessy Business Pitch Competition and Showcase held March 24.

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Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:37

Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois

Motorcycle AwarenessGovernor Bruce Rauner showed up to the Illinois capitol on his motorcycle Tuesday to raise awareness for motorcycle safety. Rauner proclaimed May as "Motorcycle Awareness Month" in Illinois for the 33rd consecutive year. There were about 1,000 traffic fatalities in Illinois last year.

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BikersNovice motorcycle riders, who want to head out on the highway in safety, once again have access to a training program, thanks to a new non-profit which is offering the course in Thunder Bay, starting May 6.

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news feeds icon 150Riding a motorcycle safely and properly is a skill that must be learned through practice. A special permit or operator’s license is required to operate a motorcycle in Connecticut.

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Safety AwarenessMore than a half million Wisconsin residents have a motorcycle license or permit. As motorcyclists return to the road for this riding season, their safety is a major concern.

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Motorcycle SafetyAs motorcyclists, we’re all familiar with ATGATT- all the gear, all the time. But the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) wants to add some extra incentive to the margin of safety for the month of May.

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Nanton RCMPDuring May, Nanton RCMP will be conducting several traffic initiatives with a focus on young drivers and motorcycle safety. The local traffic operation reflects the Government of Alberta's Traffic Safety Plan aimed at reducing serious injury and death on the province's roadways.

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ABS, AirbagsSafety is paramount in the world of motorcycles and scooters. As well as upgrading helmets, accessories-makers aren't short of ideas when it comes to designing new, high-tech products to keep riders better protected.

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Motorcycle safetyStatistics released recently took motor-cycle enthusiasts, and many others, by surprise. There were fewer fatal crashes in 2015 in-volving cyclists than any year in the past decade. “The spin we have to put on it is that they (riders) are taking motorcycle safety training,” said Charles Umbenhauer, a Pennsylvania lobbyist for the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education.

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