Lawmakers, bikers raising motorcycle safety awareness at Capitol today

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Do you or a buddy ride a motorcycle? Then you know the dangers of riding.

Every year, about 84 people are killed and another 660 injured in motorcycle accidents here in Oklahoma.

State Sen. Susan Paddack is inviting motorcyclists to the Capitol today.

Paddack, D-Ada, and Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, are authors of Senate Concurrent Resolution 38, declaring May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the State of Oklahoma.

During Monday’s event and throughout the month of May, organizers will emphasize motorcycle safety and awareness in an effort to reduce accidents.

All drivers are being reminded to “Share the Road.”

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Day kicks off at 10:30 a.m., and will include exhibits on the South Plaza and in the first floor Capitol Rotunda.

At 1:30 p.m., the Senate Concurrent Resolution will be heard in the Senate Chambers.

All guests are welcome to the Senate Gallery for the presentation.

The event will conclude at 2 p.m.

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