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Motorcycle Awarness

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The open road is their playground, and for motorcyclists, the open road can also be deadly. This past weekend, two men died in motorcycle accidents. Police say one biker approached a curve too fast, and lost control. In an effort to make our road safe for all vehicles, federal and state highway law enforcement and motorcycle organizations are coming together to promote road safety awareness. "It doesn't matter how long you've rode, you still cannot predict what's going to happen out there on the road." With thousands of bikers passing through our area, headed to Myrtle Beach for bike week, drivers need to know how to share the road. Because motorcycles are small, they can be easily hidden in a car's blind spot. In addition, a bike can also appear to be farther away than it actually is. "Its time for people to start looking, and be more aware, never assume that a car sees you." Basic motorcycle safety starts with the right equipment. Meredith Parker makes sure all riders get the appropriate gear. DOT approved helmets are the law in North Carolina, but if it doesn't fit, it won't save your life. "So it fits securely over your ears, and not only are you covered a little further over your cheeks, you have a face shield already built in." Motorcycle fatalities now account for eleven percent of all traffic fatalities, while there has been success in reducing automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents have increased. "You just have people that don't care, it's always the same excuse, I didn't see you, I didn't see you, well that excuse is old." "Always wear your safety equipment, your goggles, helmet and your leather, have fun and be careful."

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