Standard passenger vehicles like cars, vans, station wagons and SUVs are supposed to share the road with smaller vehicles. In Texas, motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles can all legally drive on public roads, and motorcycles of a minimum size can also drive on highways, freeways and interstates.
Riding a motorcycle comes with a unique set of dangers. Without the protective casing of a car, you are at greater risk for serious injuries if you become involved in an accident. Some of the most common ways to reduce risk include attending rider safety courses, wearing a helmet and staying alert while riding.
According to police, a motorcyclist was killed in West Dallas when he struck another vehicle on April 18. The crash happened around 5:20 p.m.
The latest in a series of motorcycle accidents in the Austin metro area killed one person on March 30 at an intersection. The crash took place in Leander, and traffic was diverted from the roadway for almost five hours after the wreck.
A four-vehicle accident in Texas on Dec. 13 resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. Before he was killed, the 49-year-old victim had been on his way to Kings Trail Cowboy Church's 'Project Christmas' to deliver toys. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene of the accident.
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month just got underway, and Texas officials have launched a campaign -- "Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles" -- to remind drivers to stay alert and keep an eye out for riders.