Motorcycle Safety Month Coming Up in May
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Illinois A.B.A.T.E. raising motorcycle awareness across the state.

As the weather continues to warm, more and more motorcycles will be hitting the road.
That means it’s important for drivers and riders to be able to share the streets safely.
Now is an especially good time to learn more because may is motorcycle awareness month.
Illniois A.B.A.T.E. or “A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education” is spreading the word about motorcycle safety and awareness.
This weekend, the group will be riding from Creve Coeur all the way to Springfield.
“We’re hoping that we have a really good turnout on Sunday,” Shirley Lacock of A.B.A.T.E. said. “Of course, it’s not only for motorcycles, it’s not only for A.B.A.T.E. riders, that’s for anybody and it’s for all vehicles to join us.”
Drivers and riders are welcome to join the ride to Springfield.
Groups can meet at the Creve Coeur V.F.W. at 8 Sunday morning.
They will drive off at 10.

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Motorcycle safety event moved to Sunday
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CUMMING — In preparation for Motorcycle Safety Month in May, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is holding its first Motorcycle Safety Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.  The event had been scheduled for Saturday, but has been moved to Sunday because of heavy rain expected on Saturday.  

The event will take place across from 235 Castleberry Road at the large Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot, with the Department of Driver Services on site to conduct testing for class M licenses, both the written and riding portions, according to Cpl. Matt Scott from the sheriff’s office traffic enforcement and motor unit.

“There will be three dealerships attending, each with their own mechanic,” Scott said. “The mechanics will be providing free motorcycle inspections for interested owners.

“We will also have a couple of law enforcement cone courses set up and will be allowing citizens to ‘challenge a cop.’”

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