As the weather starts to warm and spring arrives, many Massachusetts residents may climb back on their motorcycles and take to the road. Though fun, relaxing, and cost-effective, this mode of transportation can be dangerous, even when motorcyclists take every precaution to keep themselves safe. The unfortunate truth is that far too many motorists fail to be aware of motorcyclists, and therefore make mistakes that can cause devastating injuries like broken bones and brain injuries.
Warm weather may be coming to an end in the coming months, but Massachusetts' motorcyclists will continue to ride until that time comes. These individuals might enjoy the cost-saving benefits of riding a bike or the relaxation it offers, but one thing they do not enjoy is the risk of being hit by unaware and otherwise negligent or reckless motorists. Unfortunately, statistics show that motorcyclists are at extreme risk of being injured or killed in an accident, and Massachusetts' residents should take note.
Riding a motorcycle is a great way to take in Massachusetts' landscape while relaxing and enjoying the weather. It can also be a cost-saving way to get around town and to commute to and from work. However, since motorcyclists are not surrounded by steel reinforcements and are not protected by airbags as are car and truck drivers, motorists must be careful to be aware of them and to avoid acting in a way that might cause a collision.
Coming out of winter, a time when very few, if any motorcycles on the road, motorists may neglect to be aware of motorcyclists. This can be a tragic, even fatal error. Those injured in a motorcycle accident may be left permanently disabled, unable to work, and unable to care for their family. Those who lose a loved one in a fatal motorcycle crash may be left with emotional devastation and without stable income. In both cases, the damages can be great.
As the arrival of spring brings warmer weather, many Massachusetts residents may hop on their motorcycles to go to work, school or to take a joy ride. Others even ride their motorcycle as a part of their job. Yet, the increase in the number of bikes on the road should bring about an increased awareness of their presence. Motorists who fail to notice motorcycles put riders at risk of suffering serious injuries that can lead to permanent disability or death.
Massachusetts drivers should be more aware of motorcyclists. Taking the extra moment to ensure a motorcycle is not coming before making a turn can save a life or at least prevent serious injuries. Yet, either because drivers do not see the motorcyclists or because they improperly gauge their oncoming speed, motorcycle accidents occur all the time.
Riding a motorcycle this time of year is supposed to be relaxing and fun. Unfortunately, a lack of motorcycle awareness often places motorcyclists in real danger of being involved in a serious Motorcycle accident. When this happens, serious injuries or death can result. Even a seemingly minor bump can be deadly to a motorcyclist. Unfortunately, one Massachusetts man is fighting for his life after such an accident.
Riding a motorcycle can be a fun, relaxing experience. The bike's small size, however, makes their riders susceptible to serious injuries or death when an accident occurs. When there is a failure to yield on the part of another driver, or a lack of motorcycle awareness, these incidents can happen in the blink of an eye. One of these tragic accidents occurred recently in Bridgewater, surely leaving a family and the community shocked.