(PRWEB) May 02, 2014
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This is the perfect opportunity to brush up on your road safety knowledge, and discover some of the things that you can do to reduce the number of car-vs-motorcycle accidents. In 2012, more than 4500 motorcyclists lost their lives on American roads. This number represented 15 percent of all people killed as a result of auto accidents that year.
Motorcycle accidents often happen because drivers simply aren't paying attention. Many car-vs-motorcycle collisions occur because motorcycles are small, and can easily disappear in a car or truck's blind spot.
Motorcyclists can also play an important role in ensuring their safety by ensuring that they're highly visible at all times. Wearing reflecting clothing, signaling when overtaking or making a turn, as well as wearing a helmet can reduce the chances of an accident/ serious injury.
That being said, motorists can also play their part when it comes to protecting motorcyclists on the road.
Tips for car drivers:
Jeff Rasansky of Dallas is an auto accident lawyer with over 20 years experience litigating and settling motorcycle accident cases. For more information, call Rasansky Law Firm at 214-651-6100 or 1-877-405-4313 (toll-free).