MVA Kicks Off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Hagerstown, MD (KK) – As the weather warms up, more and more motorcyclists are breaking out their bikes. Tuesday, the Motor Vehicle Administration kicked off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Hagerstown. Signs will be placed throughout the state to remind motorcyclists and drivers to share the road.

“We really want drivers to look twice especially if they’re making a turn or changing lanes. Unfortunately, blind spots can be an issue with motorcycles. Take that extra minute. Look a second time. You could be saving someone’s life,” said Christine Nizer, Motor Vehicle Administrator.

Officials say 90 percent of riders involved in crashes have no formal training. In Maryland, 82 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2017.

By Kylie Khan