The boy and girls are out on the motorcycles. It's freedom and fun.

But the fun can turn tragic in a second if you do not pay attention to what you are doing. May is motorcycle awareness month, which means to START SEEING MOTORCYCLES and use caution around them. The Illinois State Police ask's you to follow some simple safety rules like always wear a helmet and protective clothing, be seen. Your headlight should always be on and bright clothing are a riders best defense. Slow down and ride defensively. Be aware of your surrondings, never ride under the influence of alscohol or drugs and get the proper classification and training.

For more information, you can contact the Illinois State Police District 20 in Pittsfield, Ill. Trooper Mike Kindhart can answer all your questions. Just call him at 217-2034 Ext. 220.

Al Belo