Motorcycle Fatalities Are on the Rise: Review the Top 5 Motorcycle Safety Tips
One motorcycle death is too many but unfortunately thousands of riders lose their lives every year. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we believe that the families who have lost their loved ones should have the right to file wrongful death cases. This is why we are here to offer a free legal consultation to anyone who believes they have grounds for a case. Just call us at 909-982-0707 to find out more.
Santa Monica’s 2nd Annual Motorcycle Safety Enforcement raised some serious questions
Santa Monica held their second ever motorcycle safety enforcement event in the hopes that it could help to avoid both motorcycle deaths and motorcycle accidents in general. They noted that since 2012, motorcycle deaths have risen every year, in some cases nearly 10% over the year before. Today’s stats show us that more than 5,000 people die in motorcycle accidents every year. This is an unacceptably high number and the Santa Monica police want to help get that number lower year by year.
The safety enforcement operation utilized on-duty officers
In Santa Monica’s motorcycle safety enforcement operation, officers patrolled areas that have been hot beds for motorcycle accidents in the past. They were stationed there to look for violations of traffic safety laws both by car drivers and motorcycle drivers. It is important to remember that while it is often the case that a motorcycle accident is the fault of the car driver, this is not always the case. In fact, there are several steps a motorcycle driver must take to stay as safe as possible while riding.
The 5 safety reminders to remember when you are riding a motorcycle
Police and safety officers recommend that anyone on a motorcycle follows five simple safety rules. First, always wear a helmet and other protective gear. Second, make sure that you are not speeding. Note that going too fast is the number cause of both motorcycle accidents and motorcycle fatalities. Third, assume that other drivers cannot see you. They may see you fine but if you always drive as though they do not, then you can prevent some of the more obvious accidents. Fourth, never ride your bike if you have been drinking or doing drugs. Finally, know where the average driver’s blind spot is and make sure to avoid it.
Let an attorney help you if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident
Do not believe the lie that you have no options if you are injured in a motorcycle accident. The truth is that there is help out there for you. In fact, at Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we can offer you a free legal consultation. Just call us at 909-982-0707. We can assess your case and let you know if you have grounds for a lawsuit. If you were injured, or a loved one was killed, then you may be eligible for compensation for your damages. Call today to find out.