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03-15-10

ABATE of Pennsylvania, PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program Promote Motorcycle Awareness

There were 204 motorcycle fatalities in 2009. That is a 14% decrease from the 236 fatalities that occurred in 2008. That decrease in fatalities is encouraging, and fewer lives will be lost by reducing the number of right of way violations that are frequently the cause of automobile / motorcycle collisions. Towards that goal, A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania has joined with PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program in an effort to further reduce motorcycle fatalities in a campaign to Watch for Motorcycles.

While out driving or riding this year look for the bright black and yellow yard signs stating, “Watch for Motorcycles, Look Twice Save a Life.” Fourteen thousand signs are being distributed by A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania. Our partners in this campaign, the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program, will also be distributing them. These signs are available from both organizations free of charge.

A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania also encourages new and seasoned riders to take advantage of the free basic and advanced motorcycle safety courses through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program. For more information, visit www.pamsp.com .

As part of the motorcycle safety campaign, PennDOT has established a web site called Live Free * Ride Alive (www.livefreeridealive.com). A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania encourages all motorcyclists to visit this web site, share their experience, and help their fellow motorcyclists improve their proficiency and riding skills.

For information on ABATE of Pennsylvania visit www.abatepa.org, or call 717‑731‑8955.

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