Despite the growing popularity of motorcycles in Rhode Island, they’re also considered an extremely vulnerable group of vehicle users. Thousands of motorcyclists are involved in accidents on Rhode Island roadways each year, leading to costly personal injury lawsuits.
When involved in a roadway accident, motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die than occupants of a car, and five times more likely to be injured.
What’s important to remember is that not only do motorcyclists have to exercise caution, but drivers also have to learn to more effectively share the road with motorcycles.
Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riders
If you own a motorcycle, educate yourself on how to operate your vehicle in the safest way possible. Safety is of the utmost importance, because a motorcycle weighs less than one thousand pounds, while cars and trucks can weigh several thousand pounds.
If you’re on a motorcycle, remember the following:
Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
In order to keep yourself and other drivers safe, and also avoid personal injury lawsuits, drivers of cars and trucks are also responsible for being safe when it comes to sharing the roadway with motorcycles.
Keep the following safety tips in mind:
It’s important for everyone to learn to share the road, and practice safe driving techniques at all times, particularly as more motorcycles find their way to Rhode Island roads and highways. If you or a family member has been involved in a motorcycle accident of any type, contact a personal injury attorney who can guide you through a difficult and emotionally challenging time.
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