“#Safe2Sturgis” Raises Awareness
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 8, 2018
The increase in motorcycle traffic for the Sturgis rally means a heightened potential for fatalities.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and the Wyoming Department of Transportation to join forces to raise everyone’s awareness of motorcycle safety and motorcycle enthusiasts traveling to the 78th annual Sturgis rally.
The campaign is titled Safe 2 Sturgis, and will run through August 17th. A Safe2Sturgis hash tag is included in the campaign to encourage everyone to help with the campaign on social media by posting photos with the hash tag of how all motorists, including motorcyclists, are staying safe to Sturgis.
In 2017, 235 motorcycle crashes were reported in Wyoming. Seventeen of those crashes were fatal. Wyoming averages three motorcycle fatalities per year during the Sturgis rally alone. A motorcycle fatality was reported over this past weekend near Hulett.