Beware of an increase in motorcycles hitting Missouri’s roads.
You can expect more motorcycles on the road now that warmer weather is here to stay.
The Missouri Department of Transportation wants car, truck, and S-U-V drivers to be on the lookout for motorcycles.
MoDOT officials say there were 151 motorcycle deaths on Missouri roads last year, accounting for 14 percent of all traffic deaths in 2022.
Regular vehicle drivers are urged to allow motorcycles a full width of a lane at all times, check all mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes, and always signal beforehand.
Motorcyclists are urged to wear DOT-compliant helmets and other safety gear, brightly colored clothes and reflective tape, ride in the middle of the lane to be more visible, and be cautious of road debris and conditions.