Drivers and riders asked to use safety as more bikes take roads

By Sherea Harris

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It's a fun pastime for many, and a way of life for others, but the thrill of riding a motorcycle can turn deadly in an instant.

Motorcycle fatalities are increasing across America.

During May, there is a safety campaign geared towards saving lives of motorcycle riders.

A crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle will more than likely end up deadly for the person on the motorcycle. Such cases are happening more often. Fatalities have more than doubled during the past ten years.

During "Motorcycle Safety Month," riders are asked to practice safety. Motorists are urged to share the road.

"You see people talking on the cell phone, texting, which I see constantly, and it scares me because you don't know if they are going to come over anytime," said Shannon Reeves a motorcycle rider.

This time of year, more people are out riding motorcycles. So the chances for accidents increase.

Some of the safety tips for riders include don't weave through traffic, watch for potholes, and protect yourself with safety gear.

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