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Drivers urged to watch for motorcyclists

Posted at 3:13 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 16:14:27-05

It may still be winter, but spring-like temperatures will have some motorcyclists getting in some miles.

The warmer weather forecast prompted the Nebraska State Patrol to issue a reminder for drivers to “share the road.”

Motorcycle fatalities:

2015: 26

2014: 20

2013: 14

“According to data from the Nebraska Department of Roads, six of the 26 motorcycle fatalities that occurred in 2015 happened during the months of January and March,” officials said.

 

 

Drivers are reminded to check mirrors and blind spots for the smaller profile vehicles before entering or leaving a lane of traffic.