The high number of motorcycle accidents in Tennessee is a serious concern to many citizens. The state reports that last year alone, there were 2,800 Tennessee motorcycle accidents that led to 135 fatalities. So far this year, there have already been 337 crashes that have led to 14 deaths.
In an effort to help curb the number of accidents involving motorcycles, May has been declared “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. ” Several events are scheduled to kick things off in the city of Nashville.
An article from News Channel 5 explains the month-long safety campaign will host a safety event on Friday, May 2, at Opry Mills. Several state officials will be on hand to discuss the importance of motorcycle safety and what citizens can do to help the cause. Those officials will include the director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Kendell Poole, Transportation Commissioner John Schroer, and commander of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Col. Tracy Trott.
The Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities just wrapped up down the street at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. There, participants discussed what can be done to improve highway safety, including several aspects that pertained to motorcycles.