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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 29th, 2009 by flanews

500 people died in motorcycle wrecks in 2008 and thats why The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is trying to make the roadways safer for bickers.

The department held a news conference today to recognize the end of Motorcycle Safety Month. Tina McElhenny’s son died in a motorcycle wreck in 2002. McElhenny says a careless driver killed her son.

“When you get behind the wheel of that car, your number one goal is to pay attention. You’re there to drive that vehicle. You’re not there to be putting on makeup, or eating your hamburger, or , yea, talking on your cell phone- which is something we all should think about. We just really need to just focus on what’s in front of us, what’s beside us and what’s behind us, said McElhenny.

Motorcycle awareness month ends Sunday, but the Department of Motor Vehicles hopes drivers will look out for bikers year round.

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