Sandoval declares May as "Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month"

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Updated: 5/06/2013 12:40 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & -- Thirty-seven motorcycle fatalities occurred in Nevada during 2012 according to the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety. With a continuing goal of Zero Fatalities, Governor Brian Sandoval proclaims May 2013 Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

Specific Share the Road guidelines for both motorists and motorcyclists to reach the goal of zero fatalities include:

Guidelines for motorists:
- Give motorcyclists a full lane of travel
- Keep three to four seconds behind a motorcycle
- Remain alert and look for motorcyclists on the roadway, especially before making a left turn

Guidelines for motorcyclists:
- Always wear a properly fitting helmet and eye safety gear
- Be visible; wear proper clothing or reflective decals and ride with your headlight on
- Remain alert and give yourself time to react
- Participate in rider education programs. Class schedules, locations and fees are available at

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Speed - 5/7/2013 2:40 AM
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There need to be more guidelines for Motorists. When you're behind the wheel,DRIVE your car. Leave all the distractions for when you're stopped. Use your turn signals. LOOK before you change lanes. Whenever you see motorcyclist on the street,drive as if THEY are family members.(The ones you LIKE,not creepy uncles.) Try to leave plenty of room near the bikes-if they have a flat tire or mechanical problem the bike could get unstable,and the rider may need some space to keep it under control until he can get stopped. When you park on the street,look behind you before you throw the door open. (This SHOULD be a no-brainer,but apparently there ARE a lot of no-brained drivers out there.) Spiking the brakes when you're ahead of a bike is NOT funny. Try to remember that if you hit a motorcyclist,his or her family and friends WON'T forget you,or what you did.

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