Rider Insurance Promotes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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The air is warming, the snow is melting and the trees are budding. It’s time for spring and May officially kicks off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month - an initiative supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Motorcyclists will be out in full force as the weather gets warmer, which is why May is the perfect time for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Fatal crashes with motorcycles are on the rise and non-fatal accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. Many automobile drivers do not realize that in order to protect themselves first, motorcyclists cannot try to swerve to avoid an accident – they often need to drop the bike. That means that automobile drivers should be very aware of how much room they are leaving a motorcycle to navigate, certainly more than they would a car. We all need to be more aware of motorcyclists in order to save lives and avoid serious injuries. By following basic safety rules, we can all help prevent crashes. The message is for all drivers and riders: Share the responsibility of keeping our roads safe—always share the road.

In recognition and support of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Rider Insurance will be running daily Facebook promotions during May. ‘Like’ Rider’s Facebook page and enter for daily prize give-a-ways. Prizes range from motorcycle safety apparel to motorcycle training courses. The promotion kicks off at 10 am (EST) on Thursday, May 1, 2014. http://www.facebook.com/RiderInsuranceCo.

“Watch for Motorcycles” decals and reflective helmet stickers will be available at the Rider booth at various motorcycle events and motorcycle dealerships events throughout DE, IN, MD, MI, NJ, OH, PA, VA and WV free of charge. For event locations, go to http://www.rider.com/motorcycle_community/motorcycle-events.html.

Rider will continue to support other individuals and organizations in their efforts to promote motorcycle safety awareness through the Rider Insurance Bleiwise Family Foundation and general corporate donations and sponsorships throughout the riding season. If you are planning a motorcycle safety awareness event, please contact [email protected]

For more information on Rider Insurance or to get a quick quote, call 800-595-6393 or visit http://www.rider.com.

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Anna Ippolito
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