Posted on Motorcycle Law Blog / Motorcycle Safety Awareness
Every motorcyclist has enough to worry about when they get ready to ride. Between other riders, parts issues, and other concerns, they don’t need to worry about further safety issues. Then again, every rider has a role to play in the security of the roads. Helpful tips often utilized at the right time can save lives. That is the reason why motorcycle safety month was created.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Because of this, Ehline Law Firm has launched its Motorcycle safety campaign to help others sharing the roads become more aware of motorcycle riders, their behaviors, and how to drive safely near motorcycles on our highways.
Our lead attorney, Michael Ehline, understands these issues intimately. Ehline is a motorcycle enthusiast and a lobbyist in Washington for bikers’ issues. So Ehline is a leading motorcycle legal expert. His tireless work helping motorcyclists is second to none. His team is fantastic and never stop until the job is done.
Keep in mind the sobering statistics. About half of the motorcyclists killed annually are experienced riders, often 40 or over. The largest share of deaths are young riders, but no one is immune from crashes and severe injury.
Motorcycle Safety Month is just a part of the potential solution. However, the role of safety is in everyone’s hands. When we understand the ways motorcycle accidents happen, we can avoid them.
Studying some National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show the potential to reduce the number of deaths on the road further. In 2015 the number of motorcyclist deaths increased, one of the few subsets of riders that increased. Traffic deaths in cars and trucks have consistently fallen over the last twenty years. Why are the numbers increasing for those behind the handlebars?
We all have a responsibility for our roads. Play your part, and offer any chance to drive defensively and use manners on the asphalt. Motorcycle deaths will again begin to fall, but only after we all pitch in.