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.
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.