May is motorcycle safety awareness month. With the weather warming up and gas prices up we will surely be seeing more motorcyclists out on the roads. These are ordinary people — family, friends, neighbors — enjoying a ride or maybe heading to or from work. Please be aware that we are sharing the road. Ride and drive defensively, check your blind spots, check them again and be especially cautious at intersections.

According to NHSTA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 70% of motorcycle/vehicle accidents occur at intersections.