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Spate of motorcycle accident deaths sparks focus on safety

On Behalf of | Nov 15, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Most drivers are aware of motorcyclists and make certain to share the road with them so everyone remains safe. Behaviors that improve safety include keeping an eye on them when they are in the vicinity, making sure to yield when it is required and giving them room on the road. However, motorcycle accidents still happen, in part because drivers of conventional vehicles are guilty of motorcycle unawareness, distracted driving recklessness and more.

Because motorcyclists are so vulnerable, serious injuries can happen with long-term consequences. In the worst cases, there is a fatality. There has been a recent run of motorcycle crashes in the area and a group is trying to bring these issues to light to improve safety. Their actions came about because of four fatalities in the previous two weeks before their efforts became public.

From the middle of October through the end of the month, the area had six motorcycle accidents in which emergency personnel were called. Four resulted in death. The Motorcycle Awareness Campaign is trying to devise ways to make the roads safer for motorcyclists. Part of what they do is to entreat drivers to keep watch for motorcyclists. They have sent out a public service announcement. Other steps include organizing rallies, giving out signs and being public with banners to show drivers that motorcyclists need attention on the road.

Although this is a notable endeavor and might give some drivers pause before behaving recklessly around motorcycles, the reality indicates that despite the number of accidents that have been happening recently, drivers who are ignorant of motorcycle safety will continue to act in the same way as they did before. This will continue the trend of motorcyclists becoming an accident victim, suffering injuries and even losing their lives. For those who have been hurt or who have lost a loved one in motorcycle accidents, there can be medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral costs and much more. It is important to understand the law about motorcycle accidents how to go about attempting to be compensated.