By Alexandria Chapin, Multi-Media Journalist - email
Thousands of motorcyclists will be on the roads of Allen County this weekend along with heightened safety awareness for both riders and drivers.
The National Motorcycle Races will be held this weekend and the Lima- Allen County Safety Community Coalition asks that drivers of cars, trucks, and buses remember to look out for and share the road with motorcyclists. Riders are reminded to obey traffic laws and make themselves visible by wearing bright colors as well as a helmet and other protective gear.
In 2012 Allen County had 58 motorcycle crashes, resulting in one fatality. And so far this year, there has been one fatal motorcycle crash.