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Motorcycle Fatalities Remain at a Constant Rate

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 10:55am PDT

Motorcycles are not an uncommon sight on the roads of North Carolina, as many people prefer this mode of transportation. The same is true across the nation, but sadly, the number of motorcycle-related fatalities that are occurring each year has remained at a constant rate. Despite efforts to bring this number down in recent years, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reports that the national average has not yet dipped below 4,500 deaths as of 2011—as compared to 2010 statistics. Many are hoping that this number will change by the end of 2012, if everyone actively participates in putting more of an emphasis on practicing motorcycle safety.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported a decline of 2% in overall traffic fatalities last year, but motorcyclist deaths still remain at a staggering rate. North Carolina has shown a decrease in motorcyclist fatalities from 2010 to 2011 by 21%, but it is still important to keep up preemptive safety measures in every state across the country—as other states like South Carolina have shown a severe increase in fatalities, with a spike of 26% more deaths than the previous year. To prevent these numbers from trending upward, there are safety measures that can be taken by motorcyclists and all other drivers on the road, alike.

As a driver sharing the road with a motorcycle, it is important to leave enough space for both individuals to maintain safe driving boundaries, especially in an intersection or a tight road. For motorcycles, it is important to be wary of driving in poor weather conditions and to always wear an adequately protected helmet. By adhering to the rules of the road and remaining a proactive driver, we may see a much needed drop in the national average of motorcycle accidents. If you have been involved in a serious motorcycle accident at the hands of an irresponsible or reckless driver, however, you should not hesitate to seek legal representation. Sadly, careful motorists cannot control the actions of others while out on the road, so if you have suffered any sort of injury as a result, it is your right to seek compensation.

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