Wright County/Motorcycle Awareness 24 Jun 13

Safe Communities of Wright County along with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office is reminding summer motorists to be aware of increased motorcycle traffic during the summer months.

Sheriff Joe Hagerty says as many drivers are aware, the margin for error while operating a motorcycle is very small. Since 2008, 10 people have died while operating or riding on motorcycles as a result of crashes on Wright County roadways.

The average age of those who died was 44 and none of the 10 was wearing a helmet.

Officials ask that you give motorcycles additional space while sharing the roadway.

For additional highway safety tips, please check out Safe Communities of Wright County’s website at safecommunitiesofwrightcounty.org .