Starting off in McKinney at the intersection of Hwy 380 and Hwy 75, this route takes you to Bonham with lots of turns along the way. This route offers lots of rural Texas scenery. The route stops in a few small towns where riders can re-fuel and take a rest. While the roads do not have many hills, they do have s-curves, sweepers, sharp turns, and blind corners for riders to navigate through.
This route had fatal and incapacitating crashes between 2010 – 2019. In Texas, drivers are not assigned “at fault” in a crash, but law enforcement can assign ‘factors or conditions’ that contributed or may have contributed to a crash. Multiple ‘crash factors and conditions’ can be assigned to one, some, or all vehicles involved in a crash.
The following tables represent data extracted from the Texas Department of Transportation’s Crash Records Information System (TxDOT’s CRIS).
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Crash Narrative Summary
The following list is a summary of the crash events and conditions that have been described by officers investigating crashes along this route. The investigating officer provides his/her opinion of how the crash happened and will emphasize or explain, as necessary, any pertinent facts that are not fully explained elsewhere on the crash report. This section is meant to supplement the above data tables by providing further insight and “clues” into what factors and conditions contributed or may have contributed to crashes along this route.
- 38% of motorcyclists did not have a valid motorcycle license. Don’t forget, driving is a privilege, not a right. You have to prove your competence before your license is issued. If you ignore the laws of your state, your license may be taken from you (MSF).
- 43% of motorcycle operators were not wearing a helmet. Proper eye protection means an approved shield on your helmet, a pair of goggles, or shatterproof glasses. Settling for less just isn’t worth the risk (MSF).
- 63% of crashes were single vehicle crashes. Do not grow complacent when riding in rural areas, or areas without heavy traffic.