05 - 03 - 2011 Governor proclaims May as Motorcycle Safety Month
With Governor Tom Corbettâs proclamation of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month & riding season in full gear across PA, riders are encouraged to practice motorcycle safety while all drivers are asked to share the road. There were more than 4,000 crashes involving motorcycles on PA roadways in 2010, resulting in 223 fatalities. The number of registered motorcycles in PA increased in 2010 by nearly 5,000, while the number of licensed motorcyclists rose by 10,000. Corbett said that, "It is essential for everyone to be aware of motorcycles on the streets & highways & recognize the importance of always staying alert & practicing safe driving techniques."