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KY Transportation Cabinet Says to Be on the Alert for Motorcycles This Week

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I’ve had good practice at this. Two years ago, I went to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota for vacation. Well, that national landmark is just down the road from Sturgis, South Dakota, home of the world-famous Sturgis Bike Rally.

And I was there just a few days after the rally wrapped. But the bikers were still hanging around. They were everywhere–in Rapid City, up around Rushmore–everywhere. So I’m ready to go. Well, you be ready, too.

The Kentucky Department of Transportation is reminding area motorists to be alert for an increased amount of motorcycles on the roads and highways this week. The Kentucky Bike Rally in Sturgis, Kentucky typically lures thousands of motorcyclists to the region and that event begins Friday, July 19th and lasts through Monday.

Earlier this year, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged motorists and motorcyclists to “share the road” by observing all rules of the road in an attempt to cut down on motorcycle crashes which remain one of the leading causes of Kentucky highway deaths and injuries.

And while I’m pretty sure everyone’s aware of how to be safe on the road, whether you’re driving a car or truck or riding a motorcycle, it’s not a bad idea to review some safety tips provided by KOHS.

So everybody, continue to have an incredible summer and be safe. And watch for the motorcycles…this week, in particular, because they’re rockin’ it out in Sturgis!

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