Motorists and motorcyclists are being warned to keep their eyes and minds on the roads this holiday weekend. Jim Benford, assistant state coordinator of ABATE of Iowa, says most motorcycle accidents involve a car. Benford says 70-percent of motorcycle accidents involve more than one vehicle. Benford says motorcyclists need to think ahead on what situations may arise. Some of the things motorcyclists need to think about include: plan your route, plan for bad weather, plan for fatigue, anticipate and avoid heavy traffic patterns. ABATE stands for A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education. Benford says one of the purposes of the Iowa organization is to promote safe riding habits. For more information, you can surf to ABATE’s website at “www.abateiowa.org”.
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