For the rest of us, let me summarize it this way: slow down, pay attention, and always look twice before turning or changing lanes. If everyone always followed those simple rules, everywhere, every day, the miles driven can increase, and we’d decrease the number of deaths. Miles driven will go back up and continue to rise, that is a certainty. The part we can each control is our safe driving habits, so do your part and follow these rules and let’s hope you help save lives.
Investigators say the driver of the semi, Perron Sellers, 32, of Appaloosa, La., was heading eastbound on Division Street and overcorrected his semi, lost control and swerved into the westbound lanes hitting the motorcyclist. David Brown, 49, died at the scene.
Riders from the Springfield Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Ride share their insights and safety tips.
Another preventable motorcycle crash where we lose a 22 year old from Springfield Missouri because the driver didn’t look twice.
Another very sad and avoidable crash causing our community and a family to lose a loved one. Never wave anyone out through stopped traffic and if someone waves you to go just politely say Thanks and wait until you can see clearly.
Why is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Important? “Mainly, people don’t pay attention to people out there on the road. They just act like you’re not there. Roger about got run over twice yesterday. So, they’re just not noticing us out there.
Two folks from our community are now in the hospital, instead of their homes tonight. Why? Because another driver just simply did not look twice.
The large majority of motorcycle accidents fall into a few general scenarios, which I have covered below. By being aware of these common types of motorcycle crashes can help us all prepare to expect the unexpected and hopefully help keep Missouri’s roadways safer for biker and four wheel drivers.
I was so sad to read about Mr. Mestas’ passing, and my heart goes out to him, his family and friends.
I’ve said this many times, and still, car and truck drivers pull out into traffic, looking for other cars and trucks, and they don’t look for, so they don’t see motorcycles.