June 18: National Ride to Work Day for Motorcyclists | Community Spirit
Many Oklahoma motorcyclists will be revving up their engines on Monday, June 18, when they take their two- or three-wheeled vehicles on the daily commute to work on National Ride to Work Day.
“National Ride to Work Day illustrates the growing number of motorcyclists on our streets and how important it is for drivers of all types of vehicles to share the road,” said Kevin Behrens, Assistant Director of the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and Administrator/Chairman of the Oklahoma Advisory Committee for Motorcycle Safety and Education.
Behrens said he encourages motorcyclists to utilize the proper safety gear and be aware of busy morning and afternoon traffic routes.
“We want all motorcyclists to enjoy a safe ride to work,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak. “And as you dust off your riding gear, remember to contact your insurance agent for a coverage review.”
Ride to Work Day takes place the third Monday in June and is intended to demonstrate the large number of motorcyclists in the working community and the possible economic and social benefits of motorcycling.
“We also want drivers of other vehicles to be aware of motorcyclists – not just on this particular day, but all year long,” Behrens said. “Motorcycles are smaller and more difficult to see, so the OHSO urges drivers to look out for motorcycles. All drivers and riders need to be aware and to be courteous.”