Each year, May marks Motorcycle Awareness Month. At Bailey & Oliver, we like to underscore the idea that EVERY day calls for motorcycle awareness. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 30 times more likely than car occupants to die in a crash — and five times more likely to be injured.
Every motorist is responsible for making our roads safer.
- If you see a motorcycle with a signal on, be careful. Motorcycle signals are often triggered and then forgotten. Always ensure that the motorcycle is turning before proceeding.
- Another rule of thumb is to allow three to four more seconds of following distance -- when behind a motorcycle. This gives them more time to maneuver or stop in an emergency.
- Motorcyclists should always wear protective riding gear and a helmet to stay safe. A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that leg injuries are the most common form of injuries for motorcyclists.
At the Bailey & Oliver Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping injury victims receive the justice that they deserve. Our lawyers have been successful in obtaining favorable outcomes for numerous clients involved in motorcycle accidents. We can help you.
Call us at (479) 202-5200 or fill out our free case evaluation form on this website.