By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation is launching a new campaign during Motorcycle Awareness Month to keep motorcyclists safe on the roadways. This comes after last year which ranked the worst for deadly motorcycle crashes.

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In 2020, there were 137 motorcyclists killed on Colorado roadways.

On Thursday, a riding coach from Harley Davidson shared her story, “In 2015, I lost my dad. He was in a motorcycle crash on a surface street going less than 35 mph. He was not wearing a helmet. I know in my heart if he had been, he would be with us here today.”

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month and the new campaign will underscore the importance of wearing a helmet.

Jennifer McRae