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Motorcycle Safety Stressed

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning LogoThe State of Michigan is beefing up its motorcycle drivers safety program. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning will give a specially-designed high-visibility vest to motorcycle drivers who successfully complete a public-sponsored rider training class this year. The vests will be paid for with federal money. It’s part of a wider campaign to encourage motorcyclists to wear clothing that makes them more visible. A recent survey found that only five percent of riders take this precaution. The state also hopes it will inspire more riders to get the cycle endorsement on their drivers licenses. Nearly half of the riders killed last year were driving illegally.


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