Even those Massachusetts' residents who do not have motorbikes have to admit-when they see a motorcyclist going down the road in front of them, the wind in their hair and the world at their feet, a little part of them wishes they were also on that bike. With the few summer months finally upon us, it is common to see motorcyclists on the road, enjoying the weather and avoiding the traffic when possible.
Warm weather is upon us, which means motorcycle riding season in Massachusetts has begun. In fact, May is Motorcycle Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness and safety for motorcyclists. This is imperative, as thousands of riders are injured or killed every year. Just two years ago, in 2014, the U.S. saw nearly 5,000 motorcyclist fatalities, making up 14 percent of all highway traffic deaths that year. With so much devastation, pain and heartache caused by these types of wrecks, it is important for motorists to ask themselves what they can do to better prevent motorcycle accidents.