May is Motorcycle Safety Month and National Bike Month

In the month of May, there are important awareness initiatives taking place across the country around safety including Motorcycle Safety Month and National Bike Month. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) is promoting safe behaviors on the roads for Motorcycle Safety Month. The NHTSA reports that the number of motorcyclists killed in crashes dropped to 5,172 in 2017, a 3 percent decrease. However, riders are still overrepresented in traffic fatalities. This month, the NHTSA is reminding everyone to stay safe and is urging drivers and motorcyclists to share the road and be alert.

May is also National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. National Bike to Work Week will take place from May 13 through May 19 and Bike to Work Day is Friday,May 17. If you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; the League of American Bicyclists is encouraging people to pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community. National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons why we ride.

This message is from the Little Falls Transportation Committee.