Oak Ridge Police Department promotes Motorcycle Safety Awareness month
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (May 6, 2021) – The City of Oak Ridge Police Department (ORPD) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Agencies participate by providing information and increasing awareness in their communities about the importance of sharing the road and looking twice for motorcyclists.
"Motorcyclists will be out in force as the weather gets warmer, which is why it is the perfect time for us to remind the community about the vulnerability of motorcycle riders," said Oak Ridge Police Sergeant and Tennessee Highway Safety Office Network Coordinator Matthew Johnston. "All motorists need to know how to anticipate and respond to motorcyclists to help avoid crashes."
Here are a few safe driving tips to prevent crashing with a motorcycle:
According to preliminary data provided by Tennessee’s Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN), there were 2,670 motorcycle crashes statewide last year. Of those crashes, 151 were fatal. For more information, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.