An Illinois lawmaker wants motorcycle safety to be an official part of driver's education classes.
The proposal by Republican Representative Tom Bennett would require all behind-the-wheel instruction to include lessons on motorcycle awareness and safety.
Bennett says the concern was raised by some in his central Illinois district.
The Illinois Department of Transportation reports motorcycle fatalities made up 15 percent of all vehicle fatalities in 2013.
Bennett says he purposely kept the proposal’s language general to give schools flexibility.