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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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With spring in full swing, more motorcyclists will be getting their bikes out and hitting the streets, and the Montana Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers to share the road with caution.

At the Capitol today Governor Steve Bullock announced May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Montana.  Motorcycle accident deaths have been increasing over the past three years, and the Department of Transportation says safety responsibility falls partly on car drivers.

Montana Department of Transportation Director Mike Tooley: It's important not only motorcycle riders that are coming out after a long winter to think about safety but also the people in their motor vehicles to take that extra second to look twice to make sure no motorcycles are coming their way.”

And to help motorcyclists become more cautious, safety classes are available, and help riders improve braking, stopping and swerving. 

For information or registration for the classes, call 1-800-922-BIKE, or click here


Story by Luba Solonenko, Beartooth NBC.
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