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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and law enforcement agencies around the country are getting out the message that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. May is seen as the first month of the year that drivers and riders take to the roads in volume. Riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving or riding in a car - there are actually statistics that prove it. Law enforcement, safety specialists and motorcycle advocates have several recommendations for riders and drivers to help improve motorcyclist safety - you can read about them over on RacingJunk.com!

Plenty of organizations are celebrating the month in a variety of ways. For example, Rider Insurance, the only insurance company to focus exclusively on motorcycles, is running a month-long daily giveaway - you can see the details on the Facebook page. Michigan's Secretary of State plans to host three motorcycle safety press conferences this year, the first of which was already held May 2. For the fifth time, the American Legion Riders will put on their annual 'Blessing and Show of the Bikes' on Saturday, May 12. Snyder's Riders is running a campaign with a raffle - their stated goal is to "increase the numbers of safe, skilled motorcyclists" on the road.

Last but not least, the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition will hold a meeting, open to Coalition members and non-members alike, on May 24. This meeting will provide a large amount of information on motorcycle safety and allow participants to take part in suggesting how to increase safety for motorcyclists on the road.

Plenty of other organizations take part in this month as well, so check around your own area and see if anyone is running an event for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Whether you're a driver or a rider, get involved if you can - you might just save a life!