As the summer months approach, more and more people will be switching from passenger vehicles to motorcycles as their primary form of transportation. In anticipation of this increase, the National Highway Traffic safety Administration has dedicated May as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – a month where bikers and motorists alike are encouraged to take steps that help prevent motorcycle accidents.
Data shows that most motorcycle accidents are caused by the drivers of larger vehicles. Because much of this has to do with the lower visibility of motorcycles, the drivers of cars and trucks are strongly encouraged to look twice before changing lanes or making a turn. That second look takes next to no time and can mean the difference between life and death for a biker. In addition, always signal your intent. Even when motorcycles aren’t around, if you don’t use turn signals, you significantly increase your risk of causing an accident.
Bikers are strongly encouraged to take steps to protect their own safety. These include wearing a helmet and protective gear, adhering to the rules of the road, and passing larger vehicle with care.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, please contact the Duncan Firm today. Our personal injury lawyers serve all of Arkansas from our Little Rock location.