Mother speaks out about motorcycle safety after son killed in crash
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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A Taylorsville mother who lost her son in a motorcycle accident is reminding riders to be safe.

The 22-month-old boy, RJ, died after his father, Shannon Terrell Moore, took him on a motorcycle ride and crashed in August 2012.

Moore was charged with child abuse homicide and other misdemeanor charges including driving under a suspended license and not having his son wear protective head gear.

RJ’s mother, Sequoia Moore, doesn’t want other parents to experience the pain of losing a child. Moore said that she has seen many people taking children on motorcycles without helmets.

“I know that it’s probably just they want to give their children an experience, they want to give them a thrill and it probably seems safe to go 5 mph, 10 mph around the neighborhood,” Moore said.

Moore said her now ex-husband insisted on taking RJ for a spin on his motorcycle around their Taylorsville apartment complex. She didn’t think it was a good idea and suggested they take a walk instead.

They left and Moore got a call approximately 30 minutes later from a neighbor saying there had been a terrible accident.

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Motorcyclists, safety first before hitting the road
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

For many motorcyclists, weekend rides are almost ritual. And as part of motorcycle safety awareness month, Georgia State Patrol officers want to remind bikers to that taking extreme caution should also be part of their routine. 

“First of all they should make sure their bike is fully safe, meaning that everything needs to be working on their bike.”

So that’s signal lights, inflated tires but also protective wear such as leather jackets and of course a helmet approved by the Department of Transportation. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reports that 12% of bikers who died from injuries were not wearing helmets in states with helmet laws.

 Lee County motorcyclists, Kevin Hoss, says its also important to know your surroundings, such as where other drivers are, one of your best defenses. 

“Watching them [drivers] come out of side roads they just don’t see you as well.” 

It’s an experience Hoss has learned first hand.

“Anyone who has rode a motorcycle has either wrecked or is going to wreck and I’ve had a pretty major wreck about 15 years ago.”

A car broad sided him in an intersection. 

“You gotta remember that there’s nothing between you and that motorcycle, your chances of not being injured are very slim.”

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