May is the unofficial start of summer. With the warm temperatures comes an increase in motorcycles on the roads. As of 2021, North Carolina had almost 200,000 registered motorcycles. Motorcycles make up about 2% of registered vehicles yet account for about 10% of traffic fatalities. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides some tips for improving motorcycle safety.
Motorcycle Requirements in North Carolina