It’s a great pleasure for me, personally, to deliver some GOOD news for a change!
According to preliminary figures released by LSU, the number of motorcycle fatalities in Louisiana dipped dramatically in 2020. The study, performed by the Center for Analytics and Research in Transportation, shows motorcycle deaths were down 20% over those in 2019.
“We are delighted to see these numbers decline, thanks in part to our efforts to make motorists more aware of motorcycles,” said Bob Courtney, president of MAC. “Still, the majority of these fatalities is caused by inattentive, distracted or impaired motorists, and MAC will not rest until we get that number down to zero.”
The figures also show that motorcycle fatalities dropped 29% from those of 2017. These figures are available to be seen by following this link: http://datareports.lsu.edu/reports.aspx?p=ci&yr=2020&rpt=A4b
The Motorcycle Awareness Campaign, like every other organization or business, was hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. For the last 11 months, we’ve been unable to hold membership drives, meet with you at sign days, or schedule activities for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. We’re going to rectify that situation soon, while still following safety and health guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and our governor’s office.
So, please watch for us. And be safe out there.