Public Service

Almost all accidents take place because of human distraction.

-Sebastian Thrun-



May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

I don’t usually write about controversial subjects but when that subject has the ability to save my life, your life, and those of people close to me, then I guess that I should speak up.


First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this and I promise that you’ll find something here you can use.

I am a motorcycle rider and I am aware that some people simply hate motorcycles and the people who ride them.  I will be the first to agree that some motorcycle riders are careless and endanger people on the road, just like some car drivers are careless and endanger people on the road.

Motorcycles are driven by mom’s, dad’s, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends, grandfathers, grandmothers and the list goes on.


Nursing Student on her motorcycle

When cars and motorcycles meet, the motorcycle will always lose.  I know that some motorcycles have loud mufflers but think of that as a sound that lets you know that there is another human being around that is less protected than you are in your car.

There isn’t a motorcycle driver I know that wants to meet the wrong end of anyone’s car, including myself.  Some of us take extraordinary measures to be seen and heard.   Here I am wearing my hi-viz jacket, helmet, and gloves.

Tino Helmet

Writer for on his motorcycle.

Not only will I be celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary in May, but May is also motorcycle awareness month, and as April comes to a close, I hope that you’ll be aware that motorcycles, and people, will be sharing the road with you all summer and fall.

Here’s a little food for thought.  If any of us ever find ourselves in a car/motorcycle accident, that moment will change our lives forever and not for the better.  Families will be hurt, peace of mind will disappear, and futures will be shattered.

Let’s all watch out for one another and enjoy the summer.

Thank you for reading.

Tino Hernandez



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