New Orleans man launches local Motorcycle Awareness Campaign

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A Louisiana resident, seeking a way to reduce the number of his friends injured motorcycle collisions, founded a New Orleans chapter of the Motorcycle Awareness Campaign in 2008.

The man, who has been riding motorcycles for more than 35 years, founded the New Orleans chapter in an effort to increase motorcycle safety awareness. The Motorcycle Awareness Campaign organizes events at community festivals and crime prevention programs. Typical events include: parties, Motorcycle Awareness Night at NBA basketball and minor league baseball games, an escorted motorcycle parade, a motorcycle ride to the state Capitol. The campaign also places bulletin boards along the roads and passes out hand fans, informational brochures, yard signs, and ink pens to create a greater consciousness of motorcycle safety issues.

The Motorcycle Awareness Campaign has more than 2,000 members, and the New Orleans chapter has more than 100 members.

The campaign encourages drivers to keep a look out for motorcycles on the highway. Motorcycles are less visible than automobiles, and drivers are increasingly distracted by technology such as cell phones. Therefore, motorcyclists should avoid motorist’s blind spots and refrain from operating a motorcycle while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

As a Ventura car accident attorney, I want the roads to become safer for motorcyclists and drivers alike, but if you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle or automobile collision, please consider contacting a Ventura personal injury attorney.