City of Glendale campaigns for motorcycle safety

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by Scott Pasmore

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Posted on May 14, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Updated Thursday, May 16 at 5:47 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It seems like almost every day, we hear about accidents around the valley involving motorcycles. Unfortunately, those crashes sometimes leave riders severely injured or dead.

But one city is hoping to put an end to that. As Scott Pasmore found out on Tuesday's Good Morning Arizona, Glendale is launching a new campaign for motorcycle safety.

Glendale's Mayor Jerry Weiers was on hand to help folks hang up dozens of signs around the city. The signs read: "Look Twice for Motorcycles". The campaign is designed to raise awareness of motorcycles on the road, and cut down on the numbers of accidents.

"It happens way too frequently; way too often " says Weiers. "If people just take an extra second, and look in that mirror one more time. It only take a second to kill somebody, but it only takes a second to prevent it."

Weiers says he hopes other mayors in other cities will take notice of what Glendale is doing and implement a similar program. "Obviously the idea is just to get people to take the extra time to look," says Weiers. "Education is a big portion of it. The ideal thing would be if we could take down all the signs and not worry about it, but until the accidents stop, we need to keep pursuing this."

By the way, Mayor Weiers, a biker himself, is heading to Sturgis on his motorcycle in August.

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