In a recent vacation in the mountains, I saw many people enjoying motorcycle rides on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a tempting hobby, especially when the weather is wonderful and the air is crisp. However, motorcycle riders should be very conscious of the risks, and take every precaution to protect themselves from brain injury and other serious injuries that can occur when riding.
Some recommendations from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to increase motorcycle safety include:
– Improving the motorcycle braking system by utilizing anti-lock braking technology
– Making motorcycles and motorcyclists more visible with enhanced lighting
– Increasing the use of helmets
– Making other drivers more aware of sharing the road safely with motorcycles
Please be careful if you are riding a motorcycle. Our goal is to do everything we can to reduce head injuries, especially to those trying to enjoy their summer.