Motorcycle Ohio Presents 'Saved by the Helmet Award'
Ohio Bureau Of Motor Vehicles sent this bulletin at 09/27/2021 04:00 PM EDT
For Immediate Release: September 27, 2021
MOTORCYCLE OHIO PRESENTS ‘SAVED BY THE HELMET AWARD’
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Motorcycle Ohio, a division of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, will present Timothy Runyon of Franklin a “Saved by the Helmet” award. The award is given throughout the year to those who survive serious crashes while wearing a helmet. On August 22, 2021 Runyon was involved in a serious crash and suffered multiple injuries. Runyon credits the use of his helmet for saving his life.
Included in the presentation will be a certificate of recognition and a new replacement helmet. Motorcycle Ohio hopes that acknowledging riders who wear protective gear will help to promote and increase awareness of the life-saving value of motorcycle helmets.
WHAT: Motorcycle Ohio “Saved by the Helmet” Award presentation
Timothy Runyon, “Saved by the Helmet” Award recipient
Michele Piko, State Program Coordinator, Motorcycle Ohio
Brian Henderson, Buckminn’s D&D Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Coach & Manager
WHEN: Sept. 28, 2021 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Buckminn's D&D Harley Davidson
1213 Cincinnati Ave
Xenia, OH 45385
BACKGROUND: For more than 30 years, Motorcycle Ohio has provided Ohio’s riders the opportunity to improve their skills and make the roadways safer for all motorists. The state has over 400,000 registered motorcycles, 600,000 endorsed riders, and issues 40,000 motorcycle permits per year. When combining those numbers, this makes Ohio the fifth largest state in the union in total ridership. Funded by motorcycle plate fees and class registrations, Motorcycle Ohio’s objectives is to provide affordable effective education programs to our stakeholders while promoting awareness to other road users. To learn more about Motorcycle Ohio please visit www.Motorcycle.ohio.gov.