Authorities Stress Road Safety During 'Street Vibrations'
Authorities want to stress safety to all drivers on the road through the weekend due to the thousands of motorcycles in the area due to Street Vibrations.
And that is especially true for folks in everyday vehicles.
Authorities say when drivers get in accidents, most say they didn't even see the motorcycle coming. "Well, they're out there. As motorists we share the roadways with all different types of vehicles. This event does bring many more motorcycles to our area, so that means we have to be aware," says Washoe County Deputy Armando Avina.
That means not just hearing the motorcycles, but also knowing where they are on the roads as well.
The Nevada Highway Patrol wants drivers to be extra careful changing lanes and making turns at intersections through the weekend.
And the bikers know how fast accidents can happen if drivers simply aren't paying attention.
We talked to some over at Chester's Reno Harley-Davidson who say their biggest fear is being t-boned by a vehicle at a stop light. And on the highways - it's head on collisions that happen more frequently than most people think.
"I had a friend that was killed about two years ago from an oncoming head on collision. So it could happen and it's in our minds so when I drive, we think about all the things that can happen," says Jim Bennett.
With so many motorcycles in town for the next few days--authorities suggest drivers leave a little early and give themselves more time heading to and from work.