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May is Motorcycle Safety Month

May brings nice weather to the northeast and with it, some exceptional motorcycle riding. However, with the freedom, excitement and serenity that riding brings comes responsibility.In 2016, motorcycles made up 3% of all registered vehicles in the US but accounted for 13% of all traffic fatalities; 26% of those riders were alcohol-impaired. It's easy to take enjoyment too far but traffic safety responsibility rests upon riders and drivers alike; a statement issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states "When motorcycles and other vehicles collide, it is usually the other (non-motorcycle) driver who violates the motorcyclist's right of way".The New York National Guard wants you to be motorcycle-aware, ride responsibly, look twice and stay safe this summer!

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NY National Guard In the News

Eagle News -- Tue, 17 Jul 2018 Area National Guard members promoted Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for... (more)

Army.mil -- Tue, 17 Jul 2018 New York Army National Guard helps fight forest fire near Canadian border ALTONA, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews from 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation dropped more than 100,000 gallons of water July 13 and 15 on a 526-acre forest fire... (more)

Times Union -- Thu, 12 Jul 2018 1918 casualty a notable son The casualty list released by the American Expeditionary Force on July 21, 1918 listed 64 American soldiers and marines killed in action and 28 missing.But the name reporters noticed first... (more)

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