TxDOT urges drivers to Look twice for motorcycles” to help save lives, prevent crashes

417 motorcyclists died, 1,920 seriously injured in a total of 7,656 crashes on Texas roads

Editor’s Note: While this article is directed at drivers looking out for motorcycles, our local area is part of the Three Sisters route favored by motorcyclists. However, it is the motorcycle driver who is usually responsible for wrecks on these dangerous curvy roads. Fallen rocks and wildlife crossing the roads trigger the multiple reports of accidents in this county every week. Every driver be aware please.

AUSTIN – As spring weather draws more motorcyclists onto roadways the risk of fatalities increases. Last year 417 motorcyclists died on Texas roadways, an average of more than one fatality a day. It’s a number the Texas Department of Transportation is working to reduce by asking motorists to be extra vigilant.  

“Last year motorcycle fatalities were reduced by 17 %, which is a big step forward; still one death is too many for the Lone Star State,” said TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. ”As motorcyclists hit the road to enjoy the open air and beautiful scenery, it’s important that vehicle drivers and motorcyclists remain alert and look out for each other on the road. We want everyone to enjoy what Texas offers and reach their destinations safely.”  

 

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