Motorcycle fatalities continue to rise in this country, but it doesn’t need to be that way. With proper education, motorcycle maintenance, comprehensive insurance coverage, safe road conditions and the use of a helmet, motorcycle riding can be just as safe as it is enjoyable.
According to the Federal Highway Authority, approximately 2,500 motorcyclists are involved in crashes in New Jersey every year. A large percentage of these crashes involve risk factors such as excessive speed, unendorsed riders and an over-the-limit blood alcohol level. These accidents result in about 70 deaths per year.
Here are some motorcycle accident facts:
A motorcycle is less visible, and much less stable, than a car. In addition, they lack the protection of enclosure that a car or truck has. When a motorcycle rider is involved in a crash, he or she is significantly more likely to be killed. Head injuries are very common in motorcycle accidents. Half the states in the US do not mandate helmet use. According to NJ law, however, motorcyclists must wear helmets.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, wish to have an analysis of your current motorcycle insurance coverage or would like more information on motorcycle safety courses, contact the offices of Andrew Prince, Esq., motorcycle attorney and rider advocate.