Dallas, Texas – May 10. 2015 / Submit Press Release 123 /
Dallas motorcycle accident attorney Amy Witherite draws attention to an important new campaign launched by the Texas Department of Transportation. TxDOT recently launched its “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign. The campaign is part of May’s National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The campaign urges drivers to be cautious when driving near motorcyclists.
Motorcycle fatalities remain a problem for the state. Within the last five years, more than 2,300 motorcyclists were killed in Texas. In 2014, Texas motorcycle crashes killed 455 motorcyclists. One-third of these fatal collisions occurred at intersections, and close to 50% of these fatal collisions occurred in rural areas.
To promote motorcycle safety awareness, TxDOT is partnering with local law enforcement agencies and the Texas Patriot Guard Riders to hold motorcycle processions in certain Texas cities. (Texas Patriot Guard Riders are volunteers who are known for leading funeral processions for fallen soldiers and first responders.) The riders will carry oversized flags emblazoned with the slogans “Look Twice for Motorcycles” and “Share the Road.” In addition, TxDOT is traveling to multiple cities to participate in festivals and other special events. At these events, TxDOT will unveil a new display. The display includes a special glass-panel truck showcasing a motorcycle on a virtual rural Texas roadway. Visitors can step inside the truck to have their picture taken and shared via social media. Visitors will also be encouraged to take a pledge to “Look Twice” for motorcycles.
This article is presented by the Dallas, Texas motorcycle injury lawyers at Eberstein & Witherite, LLP. For inquiries, call 214.378.6665