August 8, 2013
With North Carolina facing a staggeringly high number of motorcycle accidents in recent months, many citizens are calling for improved safety for motorcycle riders.
Data from the North Carolina Department of Transportation shows that in 2011, 3,967 individuals were injured as the result of a North Carolina Motorcycle Accident. This was a 9.2 percent increase over the previous year.
Numbers like these leave many motorcyclists wondering what they can do to decrease their chances of being involved in an accident. Data shows that new and inexperienced motorcyclists are at greatest risk of being involved in a crash. Experts tend to agree that taking a motorcycle safety course before riding a motorcycle on open streets and highways is beneficial. These courses can give riders the experience they need to operate a bike safely, and can also be used to get a discount on motorcycle insurance. These courses are offered across the state and throughout the year by organizations like the North Carolina Motorcycle Safety Education Program.
Wearing a helmet will also decrease the chances of serious injury or death in the event of an accident.
The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst hope to spread the message on the importance of motorcycle safety by sponsoring the upcoming Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson Bike Night. The event will be held tomorrow evening from 6 – 9:30 p.m., at the North Winstead Avenue location.