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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 493 motorcycle fatalities in 2016 alone. There were an additional 2,003 seriously injured motorcyclists on Texas roads last year. While an auto accident can be serious and devastating to anyone involved, the open design of motorcycles leaves their drivers exposed and more susceptible to serious injury during an accident.
Car and truck drivers are encouraged to be alert for any motorcycles on the road and to give motorcyclists plenty of space while driving. Motorcycle drivers can improve their safety by always wearing a helmet and protective gear, using turn signals, and obeying all traffic laws.
May has been designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to help bring awareness to the safety of motorcycle drivers. The Texas Department of Transportation does their part with their annual awareness campaign, “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles.” They will be making stops at different Texas cities throughout the month of May to help raise awareness.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, take action today. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney. They will be able to evaluate any potential claims and help you determine what the next steps may be. Contact Powers Taylor today for a free consultation.
For more information about Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website.
For more information about motorcycle accident claims, visit our motorcycle accident information page.
For more information about the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign, visit their website.