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Full Video: This video was jointly developed by Please BE KIND to Cyclists and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to promote safe driving practices by motorists as they share Texas roads with vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. 

Segment Descriptions and Links:

Personal Responsibility: Participants in the video share their hopes and visions for a future where all road users are educated and inspired to make a safe behavioral change and encouraged to take personal responsibility.

 

Sharing the Road: A motorist shares the proper techniques and thought processes motorists should follow to safely share the road with vulnerable road users.

Crashes: Explains the most common types of bicycle crashes, how they occur, and what should be done to avoid them. It also shows the difference in size between motorists and bicyclists and how high the risk of serious injury is for bicyclists when involved in crashes.

Distractions: The four main types of driver distractions (manual, auditory, visual, and cognitive) are highlighted and show how they all, especially when combined, can have somber consequences.

Infrastructure: Whether you are on two wheels or four, it is necessary to know the different symbols and signage that tell the safest practices for different roads; having complete understanding of these signs allow motorists and bicyclists to share the road with mutual respect.

Awareness: This segment asks individuals what led them to become bicyclists and discusses the laws that cyclists are required to follow.

Learn your rights and responsibilities on the road whether you are bicycling, walking, or driving in this video produced by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.  

 

Thanks to our North Texas volunteers and to State Farm for making this video possible. 

Learn your rights and responsibilities on the road when you're bicycling in this video produced by NCTCOG. Thanks to our North Texas volunteers and to State Farm for making this video possible. 

Learn your rights and responsibilities on the road when you're walking in this video produced by NCTCOG. Thanks to our North Texas volunteers and to State Farm for making this video possible.

Learn your rights and responsibilities on the road when you're driving in this video produced by NCTCOG. Thanks to our North Texas volunteers and to State Farm for making this video possible. 

Public Service Announcements:

Share the Road (30 seconds) 
A motorist shares the proper techniques and thought processes to safely share the road with vulnerable road users. It also details the distances cars and commercial vehicles should keep when passing bicyclists on the road.

Infrastructure - Bike Boxes (15 seconds) 
Texas cities are introducing new road markings to keep cyclists safe. Green bike boxes may be found at intersections. The bike boxes provide a safe place for cyclists to position themselves ahead of traffic and be seen easily. 

Crashes (30 seconds)
A 20 Mile per hour crash with a pedestrian or bicycle has a 5% fatality rate. At 30 miles per hour, rate it jumps to 45%. At 40 Miles per hour, the fatality rate is 80%. Just remember, Look Out Texans. Bike, walk, and drive safely.

Infrastructure - Shared Lanes (15 seconds) 
Texas cities are introducing new road markings to keep cyclists safe. Shared lanes show cyclists the best place to ride but aren’t only for bike traffic. Marked by a large bicycle symbol, they remind drivers to share the road with cyclists. 

Distractions (30 seconds) 
This video is a scripted scene showing the four main types of driver distractions (manual, auditory, visual, and cognitive). All these distractions, especially when combined, can have somber consequences.

Infrastructure - Bike Lanes (15 seconds)
Texas cities are introducing new road markings to keep cyclists safe. New bike lanes marked by a solid white stripe and a bicycle symbol are for bike traffic only. Some are protected by a buffer zone for greater safety. 

Look Out Texans Videos

Look Out Texans safety education campaign is brought to you by the North Central Texas Council of Governments with funding from the Texas Department of Transportation. 

 

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