Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The month of May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reminds drivers to share the road and watch for motorcycles, especially at intersections and when changing lanes.  Greg Patzer, manager of the Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program explains that “Drivers can easily misjudge the speed and distance of an approaching motorcycle because of its smaller dimensions.”

Motorcyclists are encouraged to always wear visible and protective gear, take a rider education course appropriate for their skill level, and to be properly licensed.