11:30 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Motorcycle Safety

Frankfort, KY – Now that Memorial Day weekend is here, motorcyclists are pulling their bikes out of storage and hitting the highways. Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the number of registered motorcycles in the state is rapidly increasing.

With rising gas prices we're seeing that people are taking alternatives on their transportation and the most logical one is a motorcycle. However, the problem is, many of those folks are inexperienced riders and with that comes the dangers of not knowing how to handle a bike under certain conditions.

That's why Brewer recommends new and experienced riders alike take a motorcycle safety course. Last year, there were more than 21-hundred accidents in Kentucky involving motorcycles. One-hundred-two bikers or their passengers were killed, and of those 64 were not wearing helmets.