DMV Urges Caution For Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With warm weather in the forecast for the rest of the week, and summer months approaching, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) urges motorcyclists – and motorists – to travel with caution. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Statistically, April through August are the deadliest months of the year for motorcyclists in Virginia. More than half of last year’s motorcyclist fatalities (39 of 72) occurred in those months. Twenty-five motorcyclists have died so far this year on Virginia roadways, including one in Augusta County. Motorcyclists can take advantage of the Virginia Rider Training Program, which offers motorcycle classes for both beginning and experienced riders. Classes