April 30, 2006 -- 10:35 PM CST
JONESBORO, AR -- May 1 marks the start of Biker Awareness Month, and local bikers gathered to promote a campaign, "Look Twice, Save a Life."
Tom Barnes is a concerned biker, and he said that the "Look Twice Save a Life" campaign is what the city needed.
"We'd like for motorists to realize that we all share the road, and we're out there," said Barnes.
"A lot of people don't respect us because we're riding on two wheels, but we are actually...probably more careful riders than a lot of people who just drive in a car," said Ken Burrow.
A bear was attached to each sign in memory of a local biker, Michael Sartin, who was killed just weeks ago. Sartin was hit by a car while on his motor cycle, and his friends called him "Bear."
"It's a bad thing that something like that happened, but we can't let it go by without letting something good come from it," said Barnes.