PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association asks motorists and motorcyclists to make safety a priority as millions of Americans prepare to travel the nation's public roadways for Labor Day weekend.
"The AMA encourages all road users to exercise extra caution and courtesy during one of the nation's busiest travel weekends," AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman said. "Safety needs to be a priority for riders and drivers alike.
"Motorists should avoid distracted driving practices, take extra time at intersections to watch for motorcyclists crossing their path and check twice for motorcyclists before changing lanes. And all road users should refrain from operating vehicles while impaired," Dingman said.
The AMA encourages motorcyclists to wear proper protective gear and leave extra space between their bikes and other vehicles.
"We want everyone to arrive at their destinations safely and enjoy the long weekend with their friends and family." Dingman said. "Taking extra time and extra care on busy public roadways can make for a safer, happier holiday experience."