Local bikers are calling for both motorists, and motorcycle riders to exercise more caution and responsibility on the road following two separate motorcycle-related accidents along W. 12th St. and E. 38th St. 

Now, a grieving biker community must come together, to promote safety for both bikers, and drivers.

"You know as a rider and a driver, I think that we all have to start taking some responsibility when we are on the road," said Tracie Irwin, President of the Erie County Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education, or A.B.A.T.E.

"Whether you're getting behind four wheels or jumping on a motorcycle, we all have to start taking responsibility for how we're driving. Being vigilant about our surroundings, especially in town."

Irwin says it just takes one wrong move to take a life.

"99% of the drivers, 99% of the motorcyclists, we are all out there doing [what we're] supposed to be doing," continue Irwin. "Looking twice, saving life, that's why we have that motto and that slogan. It's just that 1% of the people that we can't get to do those things."

So following two motorcycle fatalities, does it give new rider Anna Wesley any concerns when she hops on her ride?

"It does give me some hesitation, but the only thing that we can do is really just educate everybody and try to get the word out that summer is here, bikes are gonna be out and just for everyone to be more vigilant," said Wesley, who's only been riding for a season. 

A.B.A.T.E. does say that some responsibility falls on bikers as well. Not only do they have to control their speed, unlike the rider in the E. 38th St. accident, but they also have to be incredibly cautious when travelling along heavy traffic areas - such as 38th St. and 12th St. - where drivers may not be able to see them as easily. 

Both Irwin, and Wesley, also added that while they both personally choose to wear a helmets, they don't believe Pennsylvania helmet laws should change following these incidents, and that riders should have the choice whether or not to wear a helmet.