Local motorcycle awareness campaign begins this month

From News Release
Sept. 11, 2010 at 4:11 a.m.

Victoria College, in partnership with Dale's Fun Center, Velocity Powersports, Victoria Harley-Davidson, and Victoria Ironworks, is launching a community motorcycle awareness campaign.

Texas has over 431,000 registered motorcycles and more than its share of motorcycle crashes.

The Look Twice for Motorcycles campaign, sponsored by the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas Transportation Institute, reminds drivers to be more aware of motorcycles on the roadways as they travel and to share the road safely.

"This campaign is designed to raise awareness in our community for all drivers to pay particular attention for motorcycles," said Sherri Pall, continuing education business operations manager for Victoria College.

A motorcycle awareness ride, Can You See Me Now?, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the JC Penney parking lot at the Victoria Mall. Motorcyclists from across the region will join together for the ride. Escorted by the Victoria Police Department, the ride will start from the Victoria Mall, travel south on Navarro Street to Rio Grande Street, east to Loop 463, and conclude back at the JC Penney's parking lot.

Victoria College is a training provider for the motorcycle basic rider course sponsored by the Texas Department of Public Safety/Motorcycle Safety Unit.

"We are proud to partner with the area motorcycle dealers to ensure the safety of motorcyclists in our region," Pall said.

For more information on the event call the Continuing Education Department at Victoria College at 361-582-2528.



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