Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers:  National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 14, 2015

Convertible cars, boats on waterways, and excitement on the faces of motorcycle riders are all signs that summer weather has arrived. May is the unofficial kickoff of summer and is also designated as National Motorcycle Awareness month. The goal of the safety campaign is to reduce motorcycle accidents and save lives. Drivers of cars and trucks are urged to increase their awareness of motorcycles on the road by using extra caution before making lane changes or turns.

Approximately 5,000 motorcycle accidents occur across the nation every year. According to the Fatality Awareness Reporting Data (FARS) there has been a decline in motorcycle accidents from 2012 to 2013 representing a 5.3% drop. The good news is that 318 more lives were saved nationwide during this time period due to many efforts such as awareness campaigns about motorcycle fatalities.

A key component of the safety campaign is for motorcycle accident riders to share their personal stories about surviving near fatal motorcycle accidents. This is thought to increase others’ awareness of the importance of sharing the road with motorcycles and help save lives by reducing the number of fatal motorcycle injuries.

The DOT and police reinforce safe practices for motorcycle riders including the use of helmets, obeying the speed limit, and to drive defensively. Police enforcement and officials often hear from motorists that they did not see the motorcycle. This heightens the goal of getting drivers to “look twice” while sharing the roadways with motorcycles.

Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Obtain Justice for Victims of Motorcycle Accidents in Philadelphia

Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at DiTomaso Law encourage motorists to safely share the road with motorcyclists. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call Philadelphia car accident lawyers at DiTomaso Law before talking to an insurance company. Our offices are located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serving accident victims throughout South Jersey in Cherry Hill, Mount Holly, Camden County, and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

We offer lower contingency fee rates than other personal injury lawyers, while providing powerful legal strategies to get you the results you deserve. For a free consultation call 856-414-0010 or contact us online today.