(WMC-TV) - A group of motorcyclists in Collierville is working to save lives while remembering the life of a dear friend.
A group of motorcycle enthusiasts in Collierville started a new chapter of the Motorcycle Awareness Campaign in West Tennessee. They say if one life is saved, then their work is worth it.
The campaign is in memory of 29-year-old Bradley Lea who was killed on his motorcycle August of this year in Millington. He was a husband and father.
The list of motorcycle deaths is long. CJ Maughan, 22, was killed in a crash on his motorcycle this August. Malcon Rodgers was killed on a motorcycle 18 months ago.
It is a problem many of drivers have experienced. You are driving down the road, you look in your mirrors, and you see cars. But when a motorcycle comes up it is so small you do not see it.
And that is part of the campaign with stickers and flyers asking drivers to look out for motorcycles. These motorcycle riders are not saying everyone on a bike is driving safely, but they do know how hard they are to see.
Motorcycle fatalities in Tennessee are on the rise according to the Tennessee Department of Safety.
"We want to raise awareness in the community," said member Michael Sims.
Sims says motorcycle riding is increasing in part because gas prices are so high.
He says that is why he bought a bike. You may see the members of MAC on the street corner holding up signs reminding motorists to look out.
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