Nebraska State Patrol wants drivers to watch for motorcycles on the road
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –Motorcycle season is here, and Nebraska State Patrol is warning drivers to look twice before changing lanes.
Motorcycles can sometimes go unseen during the lane changing process, looking to make sure one is not behind or near can help reduce accidents.
According to Nebraska.gov there were 30 motorcycle fatalities in Nebraska in 2022 and 379 injuries in 2020. That data was last update on January 18, 2023.
Currently, Nebraska requires motorcycle riders to wear helmets by law.
State Sen. Ben Hansen of Blair introduced Legislative Bill 91 this session, it seeks to amend Nebraska’s current helmet law by allowing those over 21 to complete a certification course by the Motorcycle safety Foundation.
In leu of helmets, motorcyclists would be required to wear safety glasses or have a windshield on their bike.
The Legislative Bill passed through the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee on a 5-2 vote.