The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would like to remind the public that May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

Motorcycle incidents have been on the rise nearly 10% in the past 20 years according to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Motorcycles travel approximately 21 million miles a year and only count for 5% of registered vehicles on the road. A report from the NHTSA states motorcyclists were more than 26 times more likely to die in an accident than car occupants.

Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. This means they are entitled to their space on the road, no matter the size of their motorcycle. This also means they need to follow and obey all traffic laws. Drivers are reminded to “Share The Road” with motorcycles.

For more information on motorcycle safety, please visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.