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Denver to Raise Awareness of Motorcycle Safety in Advance of Holiday Weekend

DENVER – As we approach the July 4th weekend, and with COVID-19 keeping people closer to home this holiday, we may see more motorcyclists out and about on Denver streets. Tomorrow, leaders with the Denver Police Department and Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) will urge people in cars and on motorcycles to use caution on our roadways.  

In Denver, 15 people on motorcycles were killed in crashes in 2019, which accounted for 20% of the total traffic deaths last year. This year, three people have died and nine people have been seriously injured on a motorcycle because of a crash.

As a group and percentage of regular commuters in our city, motorcyclists continue to be overrepresented in fatal crashes. Denver’s Vision Zero program recognizes that fatal and serious injury crashes are preventable.

What: DPD and DOTI to discuss ways to prevent motorcycle crashes and raise awareness of motorcycle safety as we head into the holiday weekend.

When: TODAY - Thursday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m.

Who: Eulois Cleckley, Executive Director, DOTI

          Sergeant Michael Farr, Denver Police Department

Where: Empower Field at Mile High

             Parking Lot G near the intersection of 19th Ave. and Federal Blvd.