St. Landry

Jun 29, 2011 10:42 PM by Shawn Kline

Motorcycle Awareness Campaign coming to Eunice

Bright yellow signs will be popping-up around Eunice very soon. That's because a motorcycle awareness campaign is opening a new chapter in St. Landry Parish.

They come in all ages, they come with a purpose, and they're coming to Eunice.

"It's my home town." Tina Rollins says, "I lived there for more than 18 years of my life."

Rollins joined the Motorcycle Awareness Campaign last year; one month after a drunk driver hit her husband, Billy, while riding his bike in DeRidder.

"I got a phone call about 30 minutes later. I drove passed his bike and he was already gone to the hospital." Rollins says. "by the time I got there, it was already too late."

She couldn't even say goodbye. That's why she's bringing the campaign to Eunice; hoping to prevent another motorcycle tragedy.

"It started here in Louisiana." David Vickers says, "but it's spreading out nationwide."

Vickers is with the MAC West chapter. He promotes motorcycle safety throughout western Louisiana. However since January, there's already been more than two-dozen fatal accidents involving bikes.
MAC's goal is to make that number a zero.

"They need to know that they're secure on the road just as much as anybody else." Rollins says, "I think that's what my husband would want of me."

If you'd like to join your local MAC chapter or find the closest chapter to your home, visit their website:

http://macorg.com/

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