Motorcycle Awareness Month


There are more of them on our roads now that the weather has changed.

And we've already had cases of motorcycle injuries.

It's a scene no one wants to witness, especially those who ride.

Ricardo and Susane Gonzales took a spill near Waterloo Sunday. Susane was taken to the hospital by medical helicopter.

Motorcyclists sometimes blend into the mass of steel of cars and trucks.

And sometimes, four wheeled drivers lose track of their two wheeled cousins.

Eric Hansen wants to remind us all drivers to stay alert for motorcycles.

"We're just kind of overly cautious these days because of the amount of accidents that have happened and the more bikes that are out on the road now, women are getting more into it there's just a more influx of people on the road,” he said.

To remind us of the importance of watching for motorcyclists while driving, eight billboards are going up across the city. Jeff Ahl was killed last year while riding his motorcycle. Family and friends hope the message gets through...look twice, save a life.

"Watch out for us," Hansen said. "We could be right there and you couldn't even see us. We're just trying to make everybody look a couple of more times before they make a turn. it doesn't take but a second to do it so if they do that, they might just save somebody.”

Ahl was Hansen's best friend.

That's why motorcycle awareness is so important to him.

A poker run is set for May 18th at Langdon's Bar and Grill at 11855 South 216th St in Gretna as a memorial to Jeff Ahl and to raise motorcycle awareness during motorcycle awareness month.


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