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The Georgia DDS wants drivers to share the road with motorcylists

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month,an initiative by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Throughout the month and for the rest of the year, the DDS is reminding all car drivers to "Share the Road" with motorcycles  and to be aware of the bikers' safety. 

"Mutual responsibility is the safety message we are sharing with all road users to prevent motorcycle crashes,"said Commissioner Spencer R. Moore. "By following road signs, obeying speed limits, and always staying focused on the road, death and injuries could be prevented." 

The warm weather is now in full force and the motorists are taking the roads. The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) is encouraging all motorcycle riders to stay visible and follow basic safety rules. 

Many motorcyclist are not seen by other road users and can increase visibility by:

  • Wearing brightly colored protective gear during the day
  • Using highly reflective material at night on protective gear and motorcycle 
  • Positioning yourself in traffic to be seen communicate your intentions to other road users with turn hand signals

"To date, Georgia has seen a decrease in motorcycle fatalities of over 50% compared to this time in 2016. This is a trend to be celebrated and with conscientious motorist awareness awareness, fatalities and serious injuries of our fellow Georgians can continue to be reduced," said GMSP Manager Tom Komjathy. 

GMSP wants motorcylist to stay by driving smart and sober.