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Friday, April 7, 2017

Look twice for motorcycles this weekend

Blind Spots Hide Motorcycles

By Doug Pacey / ADOT Communications

If you think you're seeing more motorcycles than usual on Phoenix freeways this weekend, that's because you probably are. Arizona Bike Week and Phoenix Bikefest are occurring through Sunday in Scottsdale and Peoria.

ADOT isn't involved with either event, but we're taking the opportunity to spread awareness about sharing the road with motorcycles. Many overhead signs, especially those on the Loop 101 Agua Fria and Pima freeways, will display this message:

BLIND SPOTS HIDE
MOTORCYCLES
ALWAYS LOOK TWICE

This safety message sometimes elicits responses from drivers of cars asking that motorcycles make safety a priority too. The fact is, vehicle blind spots can hide motorcycles. But drivers of four- and two-wheeled vehicles alike must make safe driving a priority. Speeding is a leading factor in traffic fatalities involving cars and motorcycles.

For more information on motorcycle safety, visit the Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation’s website.
Posted by Caroline Carpenter   |  Labels:  bike-week, dms, Dynamic-Message-Signs, motorcycle, Motorcycle-Safety, Safety


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