Motorcycles are becoming more common across the country. That’s why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated May as ‘Motorcycle Awareness Month.’
In just the last decade alone, the number of motorcycles has nearly doubled nationwide. In 1998, there were 3.8 million motorcycles on our roads, according to the NHTSA. In 2007, the number of registered motorcycles soared to 7.1 million.
Motorcycle Awareness Month aims to educate these newer riders about the importance of motorcycle safety. Such initiatives appear to be working. In 2008, the number of people injured in motorcycle accidents dropped for the first time in 10 years. In 2008, a total of 96,000 people sustained injuries nationwide on motorcycles, down from 103,000 in 2007, according to the NHTSA.
Motorcycle Awareness Month also focuses on educating motorists to be more aware of motorcyclists. Motorcycle accidents are often caused by drivers unaware of a motorcycle. And when these accidents occur, the consequences can sometimes be severe. Serious injuries often result or even death.
Accidents happen. Be prepared. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, take action. Contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone today. When you chose us, you get experienced, motorcycle injury lawyers who know how to fight effectively and aggressively to get your family the justice and compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle accidents can change people’s lives forever in an instant. We can help.