October 3, 2022

The ‘Gear Up-Ride Smart’ motorcycle safety campaign

Motorcycle Safety Campaign

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) initiated the “Gear Up- Ride Smart” Motorcycle Safety Campaign.

Together with Illinois State Police (ISP), Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) and A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education (ABATE), IDOT present the motorcycle safety campaign at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson in Marion on Wednesday afternoon.

The campaign promotes safe motorcycle riding through continued training and use of proper gear. It also aim to remind all motorcyclists to get licensed, get proper training, and keep motorcycle equipment well maintained.

According to Michael Handley, Acting Manager of Commercial Vehicle Safety Section of IDOT, a single death on the roadways is one too many so they continue to set their goal to drive zero fatalities to a reality. He remind riders to wear appropriate gear when riding.

“Our main goal for motorcycle riders is to ensure that everyone is equipped with the knowledge and understanding to ride safely,” Handley said.

IDOT encourages all Illinois motorcycle riders to help create a safer motorcycling environment for all.

To read the original post and learn more about this motorcycle safety program, click HERE.

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