Colorado has a problem. Motorcyclist fatalities in our state are rising at a record breaking pace, but is anything being done to stop this trend. It’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and making this official is only one step in Colorado’s strategy to reduce motorcycle fatalities.
How Will Colorado Authorities Reduce Motorcycle Accidents?
A few weeks ago, the Colorado Legislature championed a bill to increase the penalties on people who text and drive. However, this effort was only the beginning of local authorities’ campaign to fight the disturbing motorcycle accident trend.
Together the Colorado State Senate and House agreed that May would be recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. That means lawmakers will be making an extra effort to spread the word about riding safe on Colorado’s roads, and not a moment too soon.
Recently, local counties have been experiencing a surge in motorcycle accidents, we even lost a member of the Fort Collins riding community. This is especially concerning considering that 2016 had the highest number of motorcycle fatalities so far recorded by the state—125. This year isn’t shaping up too well, but May could be the turning point.
In an effort to fight motorcycle accidents, the Colorado Department of Transportation has started their latest spring campaign. It’s called “The Best Never Stop Training,” and this new initiative is aimed at getting riders of all ages and all experience levels into the classroom. You can find out more about the state’s training courses and other ways to stay safe while riding by following this link.
The attorneys who ride at the Metier Law Firm would like to remind you to ride safe this Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month!