Motorcycle safety awareness and education advocates recognized
By Toni Miles
In 2020, there were 5,458 motorcycle fatalities in the United States. Louisiana, South Carolina and Mississippi have the overall highest rates of motorcycle fatalities in the nation, but some in the Magnolia State have made it their mission to save lives. One of them is the Gold Wing Riders Association.
At the Tuesday, May 3, Board of Aldermen meeting, the City of Long Beach and Mayor George Bass took time out to recognize these efforts with a Proclamation declaring May 20 Motorcycle Awareness Month. Mayor Bass presented Connie Fero, with the Gold Wing Riders Association, with the proclamation, praising the ongoing efforts by her, the Gold Wing Riders Association and other motorcycle safety advocate groups for their countless hours of volunteer work to make riders, as well as other motorists on the road, more aware, and reminding residents to be on the lookout for motorcyclists while driving.