Quantcast

Motorcyclists Urged to Drive With Caution This Spring: Harsh win - KOAM TV 7

Motorcyclists Urged to Drive With Caution This Spring: Harsh winter shows wear and tear on Missouri roadways

Updated:

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

JEFFERSON CITY – No one appreciates a warm spring day more than a motorcyclist who’s had a bike sitting in the garage all winter. As engines rev in anticipation of a beautiful Missouri scenic ride, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to encourage riders to keep an eye out for debris, gravel, and rough road conditions that often result after a hard winter.

Road crews are working daily to fill and repair winter roadway damage. In the meantime it’s important to pay special attention to the roadway conditions when planning a ride.

Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than passenger vehicle occupants in crashes. Therefore, it’s very important to always wear proper protective gear, including a DOT compliant helmet when riding.

“In 2013, 72 motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes on Missouri roadways,” said Leanna Depue, executive committee chair for the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. “Defensive driving, along with proper training and licensing are essential for all motorcyclists.”

Motorcycle safety courses are an excellent way to learn basic bike control and crash-avoidance skills. The Missouri Motorcycle Safety program oversees quality education for motorcycle riders at 28 training sites around the state. To locate an approved course near you visit www.mmsp.org.

For more information on motorcycle safety visit saveMOlives.com. You can also follow SaveMOLives on Facebook and Twitter.

# # #

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Balloon release for Adriaunna Horton, one year later

    Balloon release for Adriaunna Horton, one year later

    Sunday, August 25 2013 9:28 PM EDT2013-08-26 01:28:12 GMT
    One year later, after 12 year old Adriannua Horton was taken from a Golden City, Missouri neighborhood park family and friends gather to honor her life. More >>
    One year later, after 12 year old Adriannua Horton was taken from a Golden City, Missouri neighborhood park family and friends gather to honor her life. 
    More >>
  • City of Neosho determines 2015 property tax rate

    City of Neosho determines 2015 property tax rate

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:19:43 GMT
    In a 3 to 2 vote tonight, the Neosho City Council finalized a property tax levy amount for the fiscal year 2015.More >>
    In a 3 to 2 vote tonight, the Neosho City Council finalized a property tax levy amount for the fiscal year 2015.More >>
  • Man Enter Home Near Golden, MO

    Man Enter Home Near Golden, MO

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:09:49 GMT
    Barry County - On Tuesday, August 19th at 08:00 a.m., the Barry County Sheriff's Office received a call from a female stating that a man was trying to get in her residence and possibly had a weapon. When Sheriff Mick Epperly ,Deputy Bill Watkins and Deputy Cole, Detective Terry Meek arrived they spoke with the homeowner who stated that someone had been in his RV, which was located beside the residence. Sheriff Mick Epperly and Deputy Watkins searched the RV and found no one. After they finish...More >>
    Barry County - On Tuesday, August 19th at 08:00 a.m., the Barry County Sheriff's Office received a call from a female stating that a man was trying to get in her residence and possibly had a weapon. When Sheriff Mick Epperly ,Deputy Bill Watkins and Deputy Cole, Detective Terry Meek arrived they spoke with the homeowner who stated that someone had been in his RV, which was located beside the residence. Sheriff Mick Epperly and Deputy Watkins searched the RV and found no one. After they finish...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.