HCSO, Indian of Chattanooga, and Erlanger Host Motorcycle Safety Event
Hamilton County, TN – Earlier this morning, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Indian of Chattanooga (Crockett Power Sports) and Erlanger Hospital’s Trauma Services Division, hosted a Motorcycle Safety Event for local community members.
Today’s event featured a safety discussion on motorcycle and vehicle safety, the importance of proper safety gear for motorcyclists, and “Looking Twice” for motorcycles.
“Now that warm weather is upon us, there will be more motorcycles on our roadways and that means that everyone needs to be more vigilant,” stated Sheriff Jim Hammond. “It is always important to Look Twice and Alive Arrive,” he further noted.
Today’s discussion focused on the importance of motorcyclists wearing state and federally approved helmets and proper road gear to avoid additional injuries in the event a wreck occurs. “As healthcare providers, we cannot stress enough the importance of wearing a proper Department of Transportation approved helmet and protective gear,” stated Regena Young, Trauma Services Coordinator for Erlanger’s Trauma Services Division. “Wearing a proper, well fitted helmet and safety gear can greatly reduce the injuries a motorcyclist can incur in an accident as well as protect their head from severe trauma,” she further noted.
Several other emergency response agencies brought vehicles for display and were on hand to support today’s activities including Erlanger’s LifeForce Helicopter, Hamilton County EMS, and Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department.
Several motorcyclists groups turned out today in support of the event including the Indian Motorcycle Riders of Chattanooga (IMRG) of Chattanooga, Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), Soul Seekers, and several others. Also on hand were several motorcycle related vendors including Steel Horse Law, Total Health Chiropractic, and motorcycle training educational organizations.
Today’s event featured food donated by Mission BBQ on Gunbarrel Road. Mission BBQ has proven time and time again to be a strong supporter of local law enforcement, active and retired military service members, and 1st Responders.
Overall, over 100 people participated in today’s event and hopefully the information discussed will help save lives as we all continue to “Look Twice” and share the road.
Special thanks to our business partner, John Crockett, owner of Indian of Chattanooga for reaching out to the HCSO and helping make today’s event possible.