Calling all riders: Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week kicks off
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Posted on: 5:59 pm, May 2, 2014, by Alyssa Rosch, updated on: 10:18pm, May 2, 2014

MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Organized rides, safety demonstrations and an awareness rally will kick off the city’s inaugural Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week starting Saturday, May 3rd.

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week was officially designated a city event in legislation last year, and is sponsored by Alderwoman Milele Coggs.

“As the beating heart of American motorcycle culture, it is only right that Milwaukee should dedicate itself to protecting the men and women who ride,” said Alderwoman Coggs.

The legislation establishing the event was approved following the testimony from the family of Vinencia Dawson, who was killed in a motorcycle crash on June 30, 2013.

Family and friends of Dawson testified on the resolution at committee and attended the Common Council meeting when it was adopted.

“Safety starts with the good practices of individual riders, but it requires the attention of every motorist on the road,” said Alderwoman Coggs.

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Published: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 5:28 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Local motorcyclists joined together for an annual ride to bring awareness to motorcycle safety.

The local chapter of ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Educate) held its ride this afternoon. May is motorcycle safety awareness month and there already have been at least three motorcycle fatalities this year in Western New York.

Warmer weather usually means more people riding their motorcycles, and along with it, more accidents.

“It seems like the most dangerous time of the year to be out there on the road are the first few weeks of the warm weather , so to each of you out there I would ask you to keep your eyes peeled and the message to the drivers out there who may be watching on television, the message to the driver is –you look twice and you save a life,” said democratic State Assemblyman Sean Ryan.

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