The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) is proud to have been part of the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Proclamation event with Ride Smart Florida, FDOT, Florida Highway Patrol, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and Tampa Police Department at University of South Florida and Florida Highway Patrol Troop C/ Office. CUTR is one of the few university-based transportation research institutions in the U.S. that have a team specializing in motorcycle safety and injury prevention toward zero deaths.
Edith Peters, FDOT Traffic Safety Specialist, delivered the Motorcycle Proclamation from Governor Rick Scott to Tampa proclaiming May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol, and Tampa Police were in attendance. They reminded everyone to be safe on the roads whether they were on their motorcycle or in their car. The Motorcycle Safety Coalition put together the event and encourages everyone to ride in control, wear all their gear, and always watch for motorcycles.
Also, one of the Motorcycle Safety Coalition members, Michael Phillips, a crash survivor, was interviewed at the event.