May is Motorcycle Awareness Month and to bring more attention to this cause, Attorney Gregg Freeburn of Fight for Riders, along with Adam Gill, the Assistant State Coordinator of A.B.A.T.E. of PA’s program, Operation Save a Life (OSAL) spoke on Good Day PA! about motorcycle safety.
Fight for Riders is a division of Freeburn Hamilton that is committed to educating and protecting the rights of riders. Like Fight for Riders, OSAL is a motorcycle awareness program intended to educate in schools, civic centers, and anywhere that the organization can gather a group of people. It focuses on how to make the world safer for motorcyclists and all other motorists.
Unfortunately, due to stay-at-home orders that have been put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, OSAL has been unable to speak in person among the general public. In order to continue to educate people in the community, members of OSAL have been developing useful videos that have been added to the Fight for Riders Facebook page.
With summer rapidly approaching, and with many more motorcycles already on the road, it’s extremely important that all motorists remain aware of motorcycles and take the proper precautions to keep riders safe.
A couple of tips for motorists include:
- Looking Twice to Save a Life – Motorists should look left, right, and then left again before making a turn and should always be sure to check both mirrors before changing lanes. Sometimes that second look can be the difference between life and death.
- NOT Driving Distracted – With new technology emerging every day, it can be easy to become distracted while driving. However, texting, checking social media, or calling a friend while behind the wheel of a car is extremely dangerous. Not only are you putting your own life at risk, but you are also putting the lives of passengers in your vehicle or other drivers on the road at risk for serious harm.
For more information on motorcycle safety and rider-specific issues, you can visit http://www.fightforriders.com or follow @FightForRiders on Facebook. Gregg and Adam as well as others at Freeburn Hamilton will be sharing important videos and tips.
If you have any questions about motorcycle law or insurance-related questions, you can also call Gregg anytime at 717-777-7777. Should you have any questions pertaining to A.B.A.T.E. or OSAL, you can email Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.