- Published: Thursday, May 02, 2013 03:27 PM
State Senator Tony Munoz passed a resolution out of the Senate declaring May as motorcycle awareness month throughout the state.
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative designed to encourage drivers of all vehicles and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each other.
Increasing safe riding and cooperation between all road users and motorcyclists will help to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our nation’s highways.
“There are over 610,000 registered motorcyclists throughout Illinois, and with the weather warming up, it is a good time to remind drivers to be aware of their presence on our roads,” noted Munoz.
Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During Motorcycle Awareness Month in May - and during the rest of the year - drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely "share the road" with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.