Ride Safe and Be More Aware this Month
Every spring, hundreds of motorcyclists from all over the country are ready to hit the open road on their motorcycles. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month designed to remind everyone to be attentive and share the road with motorcycles for the upcoming months.
Motorcycle deaths happened 28 times more than other vehicle fatalities based on 2016 fatal crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Accidents are 100% preventable with the proper precautions, and simply by being more aware of the surroundings while driving.
Size difference causes a problem for the road because motorists are accustomed to seeing cars or trucks after winter, and it is harder to spot smaller vehicles such as motorcycles after. If both motorist and motorcyclist check their blind spots more frequently, and use mirrors and turn signals when passing cars or changing lanes, it will cause less problems on the road and maintain a safe space for everyone.
Hupy and Abraham understands the joy that comes from riding a motorcycle, as well as the risk of driving. To prevent other fatalities and to help others be more aware of the risks, Hupy and Abraham promotes the “Watch” Campaign for everyone to be aware to share the road, especially with motorcyclists. The “Watch For Motorcycles” stickers and billboards are to ensure safe driving space is up to everyone to be more cautious and to remind every driver that they are responsible for safety.
During Motorcycle Awareness Month, let’s welcome our friends back onto the road by ensuring a safe place for them, giving our distance and remembering to double-check blind spots for our friends. Motorcyclist, let’s get back on the road with our proper licenses and gear to cruise the road and make safe decisions.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham today for a free consultation. Call 800-800-5678.