In theory – and by law – motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway but the reality is that motorcyclists bear more accidents and injuries than other motor vehicle drivers. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month; drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcyclists and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.
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For motorcyclists, the biggest danger on the road is drivers of cars and trucks. Thousands of motorcycle accidents happen every year; 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in 2012 – a 7 percent increase from 2011. Many motorcycle accidents could be avoided if drivers knew how to look out for motorcyclists and drive with them harmoniously.