Killeen Police & TxDOT Kickoff Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The Killeen Police Department in association with the Texas Department of Transportation will be kicking off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month on Saturday, April 26, 2014, during the Celebrate Killeen Festival at the Killeen Community Center located at Veterans Memorial Blvd and WS Young DR.

The Texas Department of Transportation’s 2014 “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign aims to save lives by reminding drivers that motorcycle riders are less visible and less protected than people in cars and trucks. In 2013, crashes killed 494 motorcyclists in Texas; this is up from 470 motorcycle-related deaths in 2012.

Texas Patriot Guard Riders will be riding in formation starting at 10AM and following a route along WS Young/Rancier/38th ST/Veterans Memorial Blvd while carrying flags emblazoned with appeals to “Look Twice for Motorcycles” and “Share the Road.”

Along with the Killeen Police Department’s display of police vehicles, TXDOT will be promoting motorcycle safety at the Celebrate Killeen Festival from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday. Visitors can climb on a stationary motorcycle in a virtual reality setting, take a picture and help spread the “Share the Road” message by posting it on social media.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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