May is National Bike Safety Month and National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. While May is coming to an end, Mayor Dan Pope and the City of Lubbock encourage all citizens to continue putting safety first.
“As the warmer weather arrives, bicycle and motorcycle traffic tend to increase in our city,” Mayor Pope said. “To keep riders and drivers safe, it is important for everyone to know the rules of the road, minimize distractions, and be courteous to one another while sharing the roadway.”
By law, bicycles on the road are vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) bicycle safety initiatives focus on encouraging safer choices on the part of bicyclists and drivers to help reduce deaths and injuries. For more bicycle safety information, you can visit nhtsa.gov.
The NHTSA encourages motorcyclists to make themselves visible, to use DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets, and to always ride sober. For more motorcycle safety information, you can visit nhtsa.gov.
Posted courtesy of Latino Lubbock Magazine