On average, one motorcyclist dies every day on Texas roads. About half of fatal motorcycle crashes result from a car or truck colliding with a cyclist, often because drivers don’t see motorcycles or misjudge their speed, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
2017 TxDOT crash data indicates:
- 2,101 cyclists were injured seriously
- 501 motorcycle riders were killed
In 2016, 52.3% of motorcycle drivers and passengers killed on Texas roads were not wearing helmets.
— Lisa Robinson is a senior program manager with the National Safety Council