Warmer weather means many Illinoisans switch from four wheels to two. Governor Bruce Rauner, who often swaps his suit and tie for a motorcycle jacket on weekends, joined Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn at an Old State Capitol press conference in Springfield to urge drivers to "start seeing motorcycles". Blankenhorn says motorcycle riders take up much more than their fair share of highway deaths.
Governor Rauner says start seeing motorcycles isn't just a slogan, it's a process.
Rauner noted the safety issues hit close to home after a friend was injured in a motorcycle wreck last week.