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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The Department of Transportation has declared the month of May, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to remind all drivers to carefully "share the road" with motorcyclist and be vigilant to keep all drivers safe and prevent injuries. Motorcyclists are also reminded to make themselves visible to other drivers in an attempt to stay accident free.

Motorcyclists are at Higher Risk

Motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle on the road but are more likely to be involved in an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2015, 4,868 motorcyclists were killed in accidents. That number continues to rise each year. Promoting safe driving practices for both drivers and riders reduces motorcycle accidents, injuries and even deaths. Below are a few tips to help prevent motorcycle accidents:

· Do not drive while distracted.

· Share the road. Even though motorcycles are smaller than most vehicles, they are entitled to the same space on the roadway.

· Know your blind spots, because of smaller size motorcyclist can be hard to spot.

· Do not tailgate, motorcycles break much faster than a car.

· Never drive while under the influence, alcohol, drugs, and even prescription medication.

Practicing safe riding habits by all road users help reduce the number of casualties and injuries on our highways.

When Tragedy Strikes, Seek Legal Help

If someone you love is injured or loses their life in a motorcycle accident, calling a legal professional may be the last thing on your mind. A motorcycle accident attorney can help you put the pieces of your life back together. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation with an attorney that is experienced in fatal motorcycle accidents. We have been representing residents of Stanislaus County, San Joaquin County, Merced County and the foothills for over 20 years. Let an experienced lawyer fight for you.

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