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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
As the weather warms up and more motorcycles are taking to the open road, Springfield’s public safety agencies remind all motorists to be on alert and share roadways safely.May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Motorcyclists are about 28 times as likely as passenger car riders to die in motor vehicle crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
In 2020, the Springfield Police Department responded to 145 accidents involving motorcycles. To keep roadways safe, motorists are encouraged to follow these helpful tips from the NHTSA.
Springfield Police Department’s Traffic section is offering a free “Share the Road” civilian motorcycle safety course. Upcoming dates are May 23 and Sept. 12. For more information and to register for the course, please visit https://www.springfieldmo.gov/5289/Share-The-Road-Motorcycle-Course.
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For media only: Fire Media Contact: Assistant Chief Kevin Trogdon417-874-2320, [email protected] Police Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey 417-864-1786 [email protected]