Motorcycle safety awareness revving into May

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FILE- In this Sept. 26, 2015, file photo Philadelphia motorcycle police ride down a closed Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia. A federal safety agency is recommending that all new motorcycles built for road use in the U.S. have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard equipment. The National Transportation Safety Board says that while the […]

As May gray goes away, warmer weather whips up more opportunities for motorcycles to hit the open road.

Drivers should always stay alert and pay attention for motorcyclists, while riders can follow a few tips from the Michigan State Police to stay safe anytime they are on the road.

First, avoid vehicle blind spots and use reflective strips as well as keeping headlights on to stay visible.

Provide at least one car-length of space and watch out for animals in the road especially at dusk, dawn and night.

Additionally, get a motorcycle endorsement and dress for safety including a helmet, eye protection and bright clothing. 

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