CDOT introduces motorcycle safety campaign |

CDOT introduces motorcycle safety campaign

To kick off the month of May, the Colorado Department of Transportation is encouraging motorcyclists to always wear helmets — marking the beginning of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

This May, CDOT will launch the Aftermath campaign to emphasize the importance of helmet use in preventing severe injuries and death. Aftermath aims to address misconceptions about wearing helmets.

In 2021, 137 motorcyclists died in the state of Colorado. According to CDOT crash data, most of the riders killed last year were not wearing a helmet. June recorded the most deaths. So far in 2022, 17 cyclists have died and only four were wearing helmets. Motorcycles make up 3% of registered vehicles in Colorado, but they make up almost 20% of fatalities. Almost half of all those who died were under the age of 40 and 89% were male.

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