The following information is from the Fairfield Police Department:
FAIRFIELD, CT — National Bike Month and Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month are both recognized in May, so the Fairfield Police Department would like to offer the following tips to help keep motorcyclists and bicyclists safe as they share the road with other vehicles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 5,932 motorcyclists killed, accounting for 14% of all traffic fatalities in 2021. NHTSA data shows that this is the highest number of motorcyclists killed since at least 1975. Per vehicle miles traveled in 2021, motorcyclists were about 24 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and were 4 times more likely to be injured.
To help motorcyclists stay safe, the Fairfield Police Department would like to share the following tips from the NHTSA:
To help bicyclists enjoy themselves while remaining safe, the Fairfield Police Department would like to share the following tips from the National Safety Council:
For vehicle drivers
Plan to be seen
Follow the rules of the road
Wear a helmet at all times
Adult riders and children should wear a helmet certified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. To ensure a helmet fits properly:
Always check your equipment before riding:
For more information on motorcycle safety, click here.
For more information on bicycle safety, click here.
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