At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, our College Station motorcycle accident attorneys have seen first hand just how dangerous riding a motorcycle in Texas can be. Data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) shows that last year alone, a total of 455 motorcyclists were killed in crashes. One third of those crashes occurred at intersections, while 49 percent occurred on rural roads—locations where spotting a motorcyclist can be especially difficult.
To help reduce these types of accidents this year, TxDOT is sponsoring a campaign aimed at educating the public about the importance of being aware of your surroundings while driving. According to an article from The Orange Leader, officials are sponsoring the “Share The Road: Look Twice For Motorcycles” campaign during the month of May, which is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
Over the next several weeks, TxDOT plans to partner with local law enforcement agencies and motorcycle groups to hold several motorcycle processions throughout the state to promote awareness that it’s riding season and motorcycles are back on the road. The campaign also urges the drivers of larger vehicles to always be on the lookout for motorcycles. Furthermore, TxDOT plans to share a massive display at events across the state that illustrates the importance of protecting motorcyclists .
It’s important to remind drivers that motorcyclists have taken to the streets again and our Bryan personal injury lawyers at Daniel Stark are hopeful the campaign is a success at reducing accidents and protecting lives.