Nevada DMV-PS News Release

Contact: Kimberly J. Evans
555 Wright Way
Carson City, Nevada 89711
Office: (775) 684-4554
Cellular: (775) 721-4479

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2001
NEWS FROM: Office of Traffic Safety
Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program

Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program
Kicks
Off Motorcycle Awareness Campaign

Gov. Guinn proclaims May as "Motorcycle Awareness and You" Month

The Office of Traffic Safety's Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program announced a campaign today to heighten the awareness of the increasing numbers of motorcyclists on Nevada's roadways. The "Motorcycle Awareness and You" (M.A.Y.) campaign provides both drivers and motorcyclists valuable information about keeping safe on Nevada roadways.

This year's M.A.Y. campaign is titled "Coming Soon to a Rear-View Mirror Near You." The billboard and poster promotion encourages motor vehicle drivers to be cautious and watch out for motorcyclists, especially during their seasonal return to Nevada's streets and highways. The campaign also is intended to reduce the number of accidents, injuries and fatalities associated with motorcycling by encouraging motorcycle operators to participate in rider education programs, wear the proper apparel, don't drink and ride and operate their vehicle defensively according to the rules of the road.

For a list of 31 motorcycle safety tips, call Kim Evans at 684-4554, and for further information about the M.A.Y. campaign, contact Ken Kiphart at the Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program at 687-4321 or 1-800-889-8779.

Nevada Rider

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