Motorcycle Rider Safety Campaign Announced By IDOT

On March 27, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a press release introducing the “Gear Up – Ride Smart” Motorcycle Safety Campaign.

A couple of excerpts include:

The campaign promotes safe motorcycle riding through continued training and use of proper gear and reminds all motorcyclists to get licensed, get proper training, and keep motorcycle equipment well maintained. “Gear Up – Ride Smart” also warns against riding after drinking.


Motorcycles represent 3 percent of total vehicle registrations, yet motorcycle fatalities account for more than 15 percent of all vehicle fatalities. Statistics show that about half of motorcycle rider deaths occur in crashes involving only the motorcycle, and approximately 40 percent of those fatalities involve motorcycle operators who rode after drinking.

The press release references IDOT’s site “To learn more about IDOT’s motorcycle safety program, laws and regulations, statistics, and additional educational materials, or to see a sponsor list for literature distribution locations…”


On this site, motorcycle rider safety information can be seen in various areas including the “Motorcycle Rider Safety” category and the “Motorcycle Safety Resources” page.


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