According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 455 motorcycle fatalities in Texas in 2015 alone. This is an average of more than eight deaths each week. Auto accidents are dangerous for all drivers, but can be especially dangerous or deadly for those driving motorcycles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to help raise awareness for not only those driving motorcycles, but also those driving other types of motor vehicles.
All drivers should be vigilant of the vehicles on the road, especially motorcycles. Due to their open design, motorcycles and their drivers are much more vulnerable to serious injuries. For example, motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in an auto accident than those driving a car or truck. A crash that may be considered minor for a car or truck can be devastating for someone driving a motorcycle.
The Texas Department of Public Transportation recently launched its annual spring awareness campaign, “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles.” Throughout the month of May, the campaign will stop at popular events in major metro areas throughout Texas.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, take action today. Contact experienced personal injury attorneys today. 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.
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For more information about the “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign, visit their website.