By C.J. Vetter
BUDA – Nearly 500 people have suffered fatal injuries from motorcycle-related incidents in 2022, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
In an effort to help prevent further injuries, the Buda City Council announced May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
This is to encourage citizens to be mindful of more vulnerable drivers and to be considerate to those they share the road with. With over 420,000 Texans already hitting the roads on two or three wheels, and more joining every year, there is a growing need to ensure the safety of our fellow drivers, whether they are in a car or on a bike.
In attendance at the meeting were members from numerous Hays County area clubs, such as the Least of Saints, the Grim Guardians and Honorbound motorcycle clubs, while the proclamation was given to Johnny Spiegelmyer, a chapter president.
In addition to nominating May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the city council also recognized it as National Historic Preservation Month and Older Americans Month.