Motorcycle Awareness Month

HOW CLOSE DOES A MOTORCYCLE HAVE TO BE BEFORE YOU SEE IT?

Passenger and Commercial vehicle drivers should remember the following:

Motorcycles are vehicles with the same rights and privileges as any vehicle on the roadway.
Allow the motorcyclist a full lane width. Do not share the lane.

Preliminary 2018 data shows 11% of all 2018 Missouri fatal crashes involved a motorcycle.

In 2018, 107 motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes on Missouri roadways.

Stats & Facts
79 Percent
Of 2017 motorcycle crashes resulted in the injury or death.
98 Percent
Of the people who died in 2017 motorcycle related crashes on Missouri roads were the motorcycle riders.
58 Percent
Of all motorcycles involved in 2017 Missouri fatal crashes collided with another motor vehicle in transport.
38 Percent
Increase in the likelihood of death if a rider is not wearing a helmet.
Motorcycle Awareness

Videos on YouTube

 

Be a Highway Hero.

Watch for Motorcycles. 

Motorcycle Awareness Month.

Watch for Motorcycles. 

 Look Twice for Motorcyclists

Motorcycle Awareness

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watch for motorcycles poster

Motorcycle Note

Missouri law requires all motorcycle riders to wear a DOT-compliant helmet.

Related Campaigns

Pedestrian Safety Awareness Campaign

It’s important to raise awareness of the dangers to pedestrians, and provides leadership, expertise, and resources to Missourians to reduce deaths and injuries in these crashes. 

Speed Awareness Campaign

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