(KFVS) - The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, Gold Wing Road Riders Association and A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education teamed up to kick off the "Start Seeing Motorcycles" campaign across the state.
With motorcycle riding season officially under way, they are urging all drivers to share the road. Governor Pat Quinn also demonstrated his strong support for motorcycle safety and issued a proclamation declaring May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois.
"As the weather improves and riding increases in popularity, more motorcyclists are hitting the roads," said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider. "With that in mind, passenger cars and trucks need to be attentive and make sure they 'share the road.' A motorcycle is one of the smallest vehicles on our roads therefore every drivers needs to proactively look for them before changing lanes or merging with traffic."