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May marks Motorcycle Safety Month

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

May is national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, when all motorists are reminded to "share the road, and be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

More than 20 percent of motorcycle deaths in the last two years were caused by a lack of safety gear and lack of training, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Law enforcement is using this month as a time not only to inform car and truck drivers, but also to make sure motorcyclists are aware of what they can do protect themselves.

Toledo Harley-Davidson is offering free helmet checks and fittings to motorcyclists.

Amanda St. Hilaire reports live from the Harley Davidson store on 'Your Morning,' showing life saving tips all motorcyclists should follow.

For more details on Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and safety advice for motorcyclists, visit nhtsa.gov/.

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