Sheriff urges drivers to watch out for motorcycles

To the editor:
Safe Communities of Wright County along with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office is reminding summer motorists to be aware of increased motorcycle traffic during the summer months.
As many drivers are aware, the margin for error while operating a motorcycle is very small.
Since 2008, 10 people have died while operating or riding on motorcycles as a result of crashes on Wright County roadways.
The average age of those who died was 44 and none of the 10 was wearing a helmet. Please give motorcycles additional space while sharing the roadway.
For additional highway safety tips, please check out Safe Communities of Wright County’s website at

Joe Haggerty
Wright County Sheriff