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Motorcyclists Are Back On The Road!

It’s coming into the time of year where we must share the road with motorcyclists. Motorists often fail to give motorcyclists a fair shake on the road. It is a longstanding problem that still cries for improvement. The consequences of motorcycle accidents are usually severe and often fatal. Recently there has been a spike in fatal crashes involving motorcyclists.

Sometimes the motorists who cause these accidents are impaired by drugs or alcohol. Other times, motorists are distracted by cell phones, radios or passengers in the car. Many bikers feel the motorists don’t respect motorcycle riders and sharing the road with them fairly. This could be related to the stereotype motorcycle riders have dealt with for decades. Dating back to the Hells Angels and other bike gangs. As the popularity of motorcycles increase, so will the accidents.

Motorists need to change that mindset and treat motorcyclists with more courtesy. That begins with paying attention to them. Make eye contact during a biker’s lane changing. Checking blind spots before changing lanes. Paying attention to all traffic prior to making turns or pulling out of side streets or drives. Limit distractions in your vehicle will all help in lowering the fatal motorcycle accidents.

The motorcyclists also need to be responsible and drive the speed limit. Respecting other motorists and not putting themselves in dangerous situations. Being aware that motorists may not be paying attention will help ensure their safety as well.

Legislation plays a role as well. Motorcycle advocates point out that stoplights seem to be dangerous places for bikers. Motorists do not see them as well as they should. Both motorists and motorcyclists should be alert at stoplights. Respect each other’s space and not approach lights quickly or stopping to close to the vehicle in front of them.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident call The Horwitz Law Group at 312-641-9200



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