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Rev your engines Alaskans, it's motorcycle season! With the roads clear and riders ready to hit the pavement, it's also time to talk about safety while riding on the roadways.
Every year there are thousands of deaths and accidents caused by unsafe driving and drivers unaware of motorcycles around them. Annual motorcycle fatalities have more than doubled since the late 1990s, and peaked in 2008 with 5,312 deaths. With gas prices on the rise, I'm guessing that more drivers will be opting for two wheels instead of four.
This month I'll be working on a series centered around the biking culture in our community as well safety. If you have a unique story you would like to share with me in regards to riding please email me!
I look forward to learning more about riding in Alaska this month and am excited to share my adventures with you!!
Tonight on Your Alaska Link