OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The return of warmer weather serves as a reminder to share the road with motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians.
Nebraska Department of Transportation recently tweeted the dire warning while asking drivers to “look twice” for motorcyclists.
The agency also reports 62 people died from wrecks with one being a motorcyclist this year.
The weather's getting warmer, which means more motorcycles and bicycles will be making their debut on the road! As you travel, please check your blind spots, look twice for motorcycles/bicycles, and always #ShareTheRoad! #FridaySafetyMessage pic.twitter.com/N2XnP9F8QX
— Nebraska DOT (@NebraskaDOT) May 4, 2018
Howie, a riding instructor from Dillon Brothers Harley-Davidson, believes car drivers forget motorcyclists are out while riders think drivers are on the lookout for them.
Like any rider, the former Omaha officer believes motorcyclists are watching drivers while drivers are looking beyond the road.
“The biggest thing - nowadays - is cellular phones and electronic devices,” Howie said. “People in their busy lives really aren’t paying attention to what they should be paying attention to and that’s focusing on the task at hand of riding down the road.”