TxDOT officials launch Share the Road campaign

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May is a week away and is also the National Motorcycle Safety Awareness month.

Because of that, TxDOT officials are asking motorists to share the road and look twice for motorcycles through a new campaign.

In 2018, 417 motorcyclists were killed in Texas and on average, a motorcyclist dies every day in a crash on Texas roads. 

TxDOT officials shared a few tips on how to properly share the road.

  •  Look twice for motorcycles, especially at intersections.
  • Always assume motorcycles are closer than they appear to be and avoid turning in front of an oncoming motorcycle.
  • Use turn signals and check blind spots before changing lanes.
  • When passing a motorcyclist, move to the other lane and allow a full lane for the motorcycle.
  • Always maintain a safe following distance. 
  • Obey posted speed limits.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we continue to cover the TxDOT Share the Road campaign.

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