Motorcycle Safety Month brings attention to rider laws
News from The Mercury:

Pennsylvania officials are seeking to bring awareness to motorcycle safety this May. Joining representatives of motorcycle riding and training communities, Gov. Tom Corbett proclaimed May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

�Both motorcycle fatalities and crashes dropped last year from the year before and overall crash fatalities are at historic lows,� Barry Schoch, PennDOT secretary, said. �The continuing support of the riding community, along with legislation regarding motorcycle safety, provides important tools we can use to help ensure the safety and survivability of riders here in Pennsylvania.�

�One of the most difficult tasks of a state trooper is to inform a family member that a loved one was suddenly and tragically killed in a fatal crash,� Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said. �Sadly, some of these crashes may have been prevented, had the driver exercised responsible driving practices. I encourage you to be properly licensed, know your driving capabilities, and most importantly, ride within your limitations and do your part to be safe when riding.�

This year marks 30 years since passage of the 1984 legislation that established the PAMSP. Corbett has built on that legacy with two motorcycle safety laws, Act 84 in 2012 and Act 126 in 2013. Act 84 applies all young driver rules, with the exception of driv…………… continues on The Mercury

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2014 Spring Motorcycle Safety
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Spring is here – and summer is just around the corner, so local drivers are likely noticing more two wheeled vehicles on the road. Attorney Aaron Sachs discusses the importance of motorcycle safety in this week’s Legally Speaking.

Spring is here – and summer is just around the corner, so local drivers are likely noticing more two wheeled vehicles on the road. Attorney Aaron Sachs discusses the importance of motorcycle safety in this week’s Legally Speaking.

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