HARRISBURG, PA - Saturday marks the first day of May, and in Pennsylvania, the first day of "Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month."
Officials from the state's department of transportation have launched a campaign known as "Live Free Ride Alive."
Their goal is to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes and fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways each year.
PennDOT's secretary says those figures were lower than average in 2009, the first decrease in several years.
The campaign also features an interactive web site for motorcyclists at www.livefreeridealive.com.