Arizona governor focusing on motorcycle safety

Publish Date: 
Feb 19, 2013

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Gov. Jan Brewer has called upon the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and Arizona Department of Transportation to develop a strategy to help combat the growing number of motorcyclists who are killed on Arizona roadways.

In 2010, there were 99 motorcycle-related deaths. In one year, the number spiked to 157.

"I see a lot of kids splitting lanes or acting goofy. It eventually gets them hurt. It doesn't matter if it's a crotch rocket or a street bike, I've seen them act stupid," Daniel Bartlett, owner of Arizona Victory Motorcycle, told KTAR.

The governor gave the agencies have a year to devise a plan. In the meantime there will be a recommendation for more training and education.

"Education is especially important for these young riders, it keeps them from doing these dumb stunts," Bartlett said.

Posted by Holly Wagner