(KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Transportation encourages motorcyclists and motorists to safely “share the road” this May in observation of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
All motorists are reminded to watch for motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe, while motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists. According to MoDOT, there were 276 motorcyclists killed from 2010-2012.
“We’re seeing more and more motorcycles on the highways,” said Leanna Depue, chair of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety’s executive committee. “Drivers of all vehicles need to be extra attentive. A motorcycle is one of the smallest vehicles on our roads, often hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot. Everyone needs to watch for motorcycles.”