AMSAF Continues to help the Motorcycle Community on Safety & Awareness
In March of 2016 AMSAF had been in business for five (5) years. At the beginning our goal was to help the Motorcycle community by helping to reduce motorcycle crashes, injuries and fatalities. Today our goal is the same. Safety is a hard thing to sell but unfortunately we need to keep working at it because we’re still seeing the crashes we’ve seen in the past.
Left turns is still a big issue, motorcycle riders riding without a M endorsement, alcohol, drugs and lack of training continue to be big factors in these crashes. As much as we’d like to not accept it but a big % of the crashes are the fault of the rider. How do we help get more folks involved in Motorcycle safety?
We just held our 2nd annual “Riding for the Long Haul” and our attendance and number of vendors increased from prior year. That’s an accomplishment but we’d like to fill a stadium to get more motorcycle safety out there. We hope that each year we can get more folks involved.
As we look at Safety, it’s important to recognize the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for their support on Grants, motorcycle safety PSA’s and other areas they get involved in to try and help reduce the motorcycle crash numbers.
AMSAF started sending out its monthly newsletter called “AMSAF RIDER” and each month will be on a new topic. If you haven’t signed up for it, you can go to the AMSAF web site and sign up for the newsletter. www.amsaf.org We’ll have some great articles.
We’ve got the hot summer months coming up and we won’t be giving out any Motorcycle Training Scholarships for the months of May, June and July. So far we’ve given out over 1500 scholarships in fourteen (14) counties here in Arizona to potential and experienced riders. Motorcycle training is an important investment for you.
Again, we at AMSAF want to thank you for your support and hope that our Facebook Tuesday safety tips, scholarships and now our monthly newsletter help you as a rider. Have a great summer and be safe.