May 11, 2020 — Despite the current status of traffic in our state, reduced by measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, there have been several motorcyclist fatalities on Hoosier highways in the last few weeks. This includes an incident as recently as Friday in Lafayette, where a 34 year old rider was killed when a driver turned left in front of him. This further underscores the need for drivers to share the road with motorcyclists.
May is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month in Indiana
Governor Eric Holcomb has proclaimed May to be Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month
in Indiana. Spring weather means that motorcyclists will be on the streets in greater numbers. ABATE of Indiana joins Governor Holcomb and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in urging everyone to share the road. #MotorcyclesAreEverywhere
NOT Rally on the Circle, Wednesday, May 6th
Every year ABATE of Indiana hosts a rally on Monument Circle to draw further attention to Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. We thank our traditional partners, Indiana War Memorial, Marion County Traffic Safety Partnership, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana State Police, Motorcycle Dealer Association of Indiana, and Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Historically, motorcyclists and police motors from across the state have been invited to gather on the Circle to raise awareness. With the restrictions due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, this year is a bit different. While there will not be an event in 2020, we all hope to get back to pre- coronavirus status soon. When that happens, there will be more motorcycles on the road, and we want you to “Save a Life – Be Aware, Motorcycles Are Everywhere”.
Save A Life – Be Aware – Motorcycles Are Everywhere