Motorcycle Safety Promoted Before Summer Riding Months

(Springfield, IL) -- May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. IDOT's Terry Redman says drivers should keep an eye out for the bikers and give them the right-of-way when necessary. About 155 motorcycle riders were killed on Illinois roadways last year. Redman says some of them weren't even licensed to ride. He also says many of those riders were drunk or had drugs in their systems when they crashed. Redman urges the riders to stay off the roads if they're going to drink or even if they're taking prescription meds. To learn more about motorcycle safety or to sign up for a free training class, check out StartSeeing Motorcycles.org.