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Officials warn to keep eye out for motorists when hitting the road this summer

Motorcycle riders and other vehicles on the road this summer.
Motorcycle riders and other vehicles on the road this summer.(WALB)
Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 7:42 PM CDT
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PELLA, Iowa (KYOU) -

Warmer weather means more people are spending time outside and also more motorcycles out on the roads. Officials are warning drivers that motorcycle season is here...and to drive with caution.

“If you’re in a car just put your phone down and pay attention,” Cody Vander Weerdt of Performance Machine shared saying distracted drivers can be a problem in Southeast Iowa.

He added: “Majority of motorcycles they know they are hard to see. anyone with any riding experience knows that they get pulled out in front of on a weekly basis. but, they are always on high alert.”

In 2019, Iowa reported 43 deaths among motorcyclists with numbers rising during the summer months.

The Mahaska County Sheriff warns drivers to be more cautious on the road and advises motorcyclists to drive with caution.

While wearing a helmet isn’t required by law, it is recommended by law enforcement.

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