JEFFERSON CITY – Warm spring weather has arrived, and motorcyclists are eager to hit the road. As they tune their engines and prepare for numerous road trips to come, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways.“Approximately 11 percent of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2015 involved a motorcycle, with 92 motorcyclist lives lost” said Bill Whitfield, executive committee chair of the coalition. “We want to see that number decrease this year by reminding all drivers to follow basic safety rules and never drive distracted or impaired.”The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers the following tips to drivers on how to prevent a fatal crash with a motorcycle:
Motorcyclists must also take precautions to remain safe on the road. Motorcyclists can increase their safety by following these steps:
Motorcycle experts recommend motorcyclists also complete some type of training before getting out on the road. There are 31 training locations in Missouri. You can find the one nearest you at www.mmsp.org.For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com or Facebook at Twitter at Save MO Lives. Arrive Alive.