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TPD raises awareness about Motorcycle Safety

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As temperatures start to warm up, more people will be hitting the open road.

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Wednesday, Toledo Police Department's Motorcycle unit conducted training on Wednesday and had a message for motorcyclists.

They're urging drivers to pay attention to motorcyclists...and they want bikers to play it safe too. The training exercises took place at Owens Community College Center for Emergency Preparedness in Northwood.

Police completed some motorcycle safety training...and demonstrated safe riding techniques. In 2012 more than 4-thousand people died in crash related motorcycle accidents in the US.

Now that the weather is starting to warm up--TPD wants to remind drivers to be aware of motorcycles on the road.

Safety experts say motorcyclists should wear a helmet, though it's not required by law.You should also have the proper license to operate a bike.

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