May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and it’s time to remind everyone to stay alert and share the road with motorcyclists.
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Campaign
Safety is a two-way street and both riders and drivers need to do their part. Because most vehicles on the road are not motorcycles, it’s quite possible that a 4-wheeled driver has never considered this. That is a problem. In an effort to educate all drivers, Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers® runs Motorcycle Safety Awareness ads year-round. Our ads encourage drivers to watch out for bikers and provides safety tips for all drivers.
Another part of our strategy is to create empathy between car drivers and motorcyclists. Drivers are encouraged to notice motorcyclists on the road by thinking more about the person riding the motorcycle. Some people just see a biker, but we are moms, dads, sons, daughters, grandparents, and friends.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to an issue statement from NHTSA, “When motorcycles and other vehicles collide, it is usually the other (non-motorcycle) driver who violates the motorcyclist’s right-of-way. There is a continuing need to help other motorists ‘think motorcycles’ and to educate motorcyclists to be aware of this problem.”
Distracted driving has also been on the rise as one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents. The combination of distracted driving and drivers who don’t share the road with motorcyclists leads to dangerous and sometimes deadly results. Motorcyclists are nearly 5 times more likely to be injured and 29 times more likely to be killed in a crash than car or truck occupants.
Karney|Clayton has been representing injured bikers since 1975. With a clear understanding of the obstacles motorcyclists face both on the road and in the courtroom, our attorneys fight for motorcycle accident victims. Protecting bikers throughout the Carolinas with offices in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh. From accident through recovery, we’ve got your back. Contact us for your free consultation 877-376-7982.
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