DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(052019)-LOOK TWICE FOR MOTORCYCLES-TXDOT SAFETY CAMPAIGN

MIDLAND, TEXAS/MAY 20, 2019-ON SATURDAY, MAY 18TH, AT SECURITY BANK BALLPARK, DURING A ROCKHOUND BASEBALL GAME,TXDOT LAUNCHED “SHARE THE ROAD: LOOK TWICE FOR MOTORCYCLES”. THIS CAMPAIGN IS SUPPORTS NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MAY. THIS MOTORCYCLE SAFETY CAMPAIGN URGES DRIVES TO EXTRA CAUSTIONS SINCE MOTORCYCLISTS ARE MORE DIFFICULT TO SEE AND LESS PROTECTED. (GENE POWELL, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, ODESSA DISTRICT-TXDOT) MOST COMMON CRASHES BETWEEN MOTORCYCLISTS AND DRIVERS OCCURS WHEN DRIVERS MAKE LEFT TURNS AT INTERSECTIONS, DUE TO MOTORITS’ DIFFICULTY JUDGING THE DISTANCE AND SPEED OF MOTORCYCLES. (GENE POWELL, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, ODESSA DISTRICT-TXDOT) SAVANAH TURNBOW LOST HER HUSBAND TO A CARELESS MOTORIST IN A VEHICLE-MOTORCYCLE CRASH. (SAVANAH TURNBOW, HUSBAND LOST HIS LIFE DURING A VEHICLE MOTORCYCLE CRASH) SAVANAH TURNBOW IS NOW AN ADVOCATE FOR THE LOOK TWICE FOR MOTORCYCLES CAMPAIGN. TXDOT REMINDS MOTORIST TO ALWAYS CHECK THEIR SIDE VIEW MIRRORS, BEFORE SWITCHING LANES, AND GIVE MOTORCYCLISTS PLENTY OF SPACE WHEN PASSING TO AVOID DEADLY CRASHES OR CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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Author: Danny Barrera