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Cycle safety awareness shifts into high gear

Holding fast to both the need for awareness of bikers on roadways and a few of the new Share The Road signs are local motorcyclists.

Holding fast to both the need for awareness of bikers on roadways and a few of the new Share The Road signs are local motorcyclists.

On a crystal clear spring day this past Saturday, noticing men and women who travel with one
headlight and two wheels in Ennis was the point. Seeing them and sharing the road with
them.

That does not happen enough on Texas roadways, a state trailing only Florida in the number
of accidents and deaths due to cars and trucks failing to safely allow for biker’s passage.
Ennis’ own Lane Grayson became the third Ellis County commissioner to have Share The
Road signs placed in his precinct encouraging drivers to watch for and to make room for their
fellow motorists.

Jimmy “Suds” Vaughn, the chairman for Share The Road in Ellis County, and a dozen or so
area bikers,  assisted Grayson and Precinct 2 workers in planting the first five signs in this
area. He thanked Grayson for supporting the cause and asked him to “convey thanks to your
staff as well. We had fun doing a good thing.” Vaughn’s wife, known as Butterfly, said

“Commissioner Grayson has been wonderful to work with. Awareness (of bikers on the road)
directly leads to safety.”

Several Ellis County groups have played a part in the establishment of Share The Road in
Ennis, including the Gryphons Motorcycle Club, whose presence includes 20 years of toy
runs for children during the Christmas season. The Forsaken Horsemen MC and the Freedom
Connection Motorcycle Ministry, Jimbo McMullen and the Guardians of the Children –
Chisholm Trail Chapter also had representatives participating.

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