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Madden Promotes Motorcycle Safety

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Fred H. Madden to save the lives of New Jersey motorists by promoting motorcycle safety was approved by the full Senate today.

“Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable in crashes than passenger vehicles and that is why all drivers must take extra care when bikes are on the road,” said Senator Madden, D-Camden and Gloucester. “Across the country there has been an increase in motorcycle riding but unfortunately, that increase has been accompanied by a growing number of motorcycle-related fatalities. With more public awareness we can make our roads safer for everyone.”

The Joint Resolution 64 would designate May as “Motorcycle Awareness Month” in New Jersey.

“Having a motorcycle awareness month will enable groups to promote programs that encourage riders to always wear protective gear and never drink and ride,” said Senator Madden. “The program will also remind all drivers and riders to always share the road.”

The bill now heads to the Assembly for consideration.