According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (NJDHTS), 741 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in New Jersey between 2002 and 2011. There are about 2,500 crashes that involve motorcyclists each year in the state. "Driver inattention" is consistently listed as one of the most frequent causes of motorcycle crashes.
"As the calendar turns towards summer, we always see an influx of motorcycle riders on our roads, which means May is the perfect time to get everyone thinking seriously about motorcycle safety," said Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky.
In recognition and support of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey is aiming to make New Jersey's roadways safer for motorcyclist and drivers with the launch of it's Motorcycle Safety Awareness campaign. Funded by the NJDHTS, the campaign started May 1 and runs throughout the year.