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(KSL News) May is officially Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month here in Utah. Gov. Jon Huntsman made the declaration this morning after a ceremonial signing of House Bill 72, which encourages education and training for anyone who rides a motorcycle.
Huntsman said the new law is important since motorcycle fatalities have risen in the state the past two years. "Here in Utah we love our bikes, we love our motorcycles, and I am first in that line. But I'm also here to tell you that we are not hitting the mark when it comes to safety," he said.
Today's proclamation is part of the "Drive Aware, Ride Aware" campaign, urging drivers and bikers to be aware of each other on the road in order to avoid injuries and fatalities.