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Saturday, June 2, 2018

PennDOT, State College Police Department Urge Continued Motorcycle Safety Throughout Riding Season

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the State College Police Department today held a media event to urge continued motorcycle safety throughout the riding season at #1 Cycle Center Harley-Davidson in Centre Hall.

Lieutenant Barret Smith of the 
State College Police Department 
operates his motorcycle at a media 
event urging continued motorcycle 
safety throughout the riding season.
“As weather improves in our area, we find ourselves sharing our roads with more users including motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians,” said Lieutenant Barrett Smith of the State College Police Department. “We want to remind everyone to respect each groups’ rights and know their own responsibilities when using our roadways, paths and crossings.”

As part of the event, which wrapped up Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month,Lieutenant Smith reminded participants that Pennsylvania law mandates riders to wear a helmet unless they are at least 21 years old, and have been licensed to operate a motorcycle for two calendar years. The law also requires riders and passengers to wear eye protection unless operating a motorized pedal cycle or three-wheeled motorcycle equipped with an enclosed cab.

According to PennDOT 2017 data, there were 3,275total crashes involving motorcyclists statewide, with185 fatalities and 3,052 injuries in those crashes. Motorcyclists made up the largest percentage of drinking drivers (9.1 percent) to total drivers last year, so riders are urged to drive sober or be prepared to get pulled over.

Officer Kevin Winkelblech of the 
State College Police Department 
addresses the crowd at a media event 
urging continued motorcycle safety 
throughout the riding season.
Additionally, PennDOT reminds all vehicles to share the road, and consider the following safety tips throughout the riding season:

• Know your motorcycle and conduct a pre-ride check.
• Use common sense. Ride sober, obey posted speed limits and allow enough time to react to dangerous situations.
• Practice safe riding techniques and know how to your motorcycle in adverse conditions.
• Potholes, gravel, wet surfaces and other conditions that are a minor nuisance to motorists pose a significant threat to motorcyclists.
• Be cautious of gravel buildup from winter road maintenance on the edges of the roadways or near intersections. If gravel buildup is causing a hazard, report the condition by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD.
• Be on the lookout for motorcyclists. They are smaller and can be more difficult to spot. Check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes and at intersections.
• Larger vehicles can block a motorcycle from view.
• Allow at least four seconds following distance when behind motorcycle.
• Always signal your intent to change lanes or merge with traffic.
• Respect motorcycles as full-size vehicles and allow a full lane width for the motorcyclist to maneuver safely in all road conditions.
Motorcycle safety is everyone’s responsibility, for more information visit, PennDOT.gov/safety, or sign up for a motorcycle safety course at PAMSP.com.

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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I RESPECT MOTORCYCLISTS AND WATCH FOR THEM AND GIVE THEM PLENTY OF ROOM KNOWING HOW VULNERABLE THEY CAN BE BUT I AM CURIOUS AS TO WHY THEY CROWD THE CENTER LINE SO HARD. JUST WONDERING ???