Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
The Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at Atkins & Markoff, a team of professionals who dedicate themselves to representing clients who have been injured by the negligent, reckless and intentional acts of others, hereby reports to the public that the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has been awarded a grant by the state’s Department of Transportation. This grant will be used to offer free one-day training courses on motorcycle safety in an effort to bring down the number of Oklahoma motorcycle accidents that are occurring throughout the state.
These free, one-day training classes will be offered throughout the state of Oklahoma and will be provided by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. These free safety classes will run for a duration of 9 hours, and troopers will offer advice and instruction on several basic aspects of successfully navigating a motorcycle in Oklahoma, including executing safe lane changes, sharing the roads with larger vehicles and instruction on proper and safe apparel for riding a motorcycle.
The grant will run for three years, and the main reason for this grant and this program is the rise in the number of fatalities that result from Oklahoma motorcycle accidents. Specifically, the state’s statistical records reveal that the number of people killed in Oklahoma motorcycle accidents rose to 94 in 2011 from 75 in 2010. On average, more than 1,300 people are also injured in Oklahoma motorcycle accidents on an annual basis. The Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at Atkins & Markoff encourage motorcyclists to take advantage of this opportunity for free instruction so that they can enjoy a higher level of safety on the state’s roads.
About Atkins & Markoff
Atkins & Markoff, whose Web site is located at http://www.oklalawyer.com, is a law firm comprised of Oklahoma personal injury and trial lawyers who have been representing consumers and defending their legal rights for nearly 15 years. The firm handles legal matters that include Oklahoma motorcycle accidents, auto accidents, class action lawsuits, wrongful death cases, child/daycare injuries, defective products, medical malpractice, general personal injury, family law, estate planning, criminal law and workers’ compensation among other legal matters.