The United Bikers of Maine joined Governor LePage and state agencies to raise awareness of motorcycle safety.
There was a brunch for the bikers at the Blaine House in Augusta today. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
In an effort to promote education to both riders and the public, the United Bikers of Maine hopes to bring attention to the spike in motorcyclist deaths last year from previous years.
“So we took a look at the causes of those crashes and we found a good number of them were due to impaired riders, a lot of them were inexperienced,” said Lauren Stewart, Maine Highway Safety Director.
“What we do is we try to go out and educate, work with the legislature, work with various state agencies to promote safe motorcycling in the state of Maine, and make sure the motorcycles have the education they need to be out on the roads in the state of Maine,” said Timothy D. Fournier, President of the United Bikers of Maine.
There were 32 motorcyclists killed last year in the state. The United Bikers of Maine want to remind folks that ride to be aware of your surroundings, drive defensively, and to be on the lookout for drivers texting behind the wheel.