DPS safety reminder: May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month, and the DPS is reminding drivers to observe additional caution around motorcycles. In 2012, 460 people died across the state as a result of motorcycle crashes. That’s about 13 percent of all traffic deaths in Texas last year. This month also represents the 30th anniversary of the DPS Motorcycle Safety Unit, which coordinates training courses at more than 200 locations for basic and experienced riders. To locate a training location, call 800-292-5787.