July 31, 2013
New York is seeking a drastic increase in the number of motorcycle accidents each year. Estimates from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles show an average of 14 motorcycle accidents are recorded per day, with a majority resulting in injuries or fatalities.
For instance, two men were killed as a result of separate Rochester Motorcycle Accidents last Wednesday. A 24-year-old man was killed at approximately 5:40 p.m. when he was struck by a van pulling out of a driveway along Sawyer Street. Hours later, a 27-year-old man was killed in a crash along Shoecraft Road.
These accidents leave many concerned citizens wondering what could be causing this increase in motorcycle crashes. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle explains how an increase in fuel prices has led to more motorcycles being on the road. The higher volume of riders is believed to have led to more accidents, especially since many new riders are inexperienced.
Researchers believe that the number of motorcycle accidents in the state could be reduced if riders participated in a rider safety course and always wore a helmet when riding.
The Rochester Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices are aware of the risks motorcyclists face on today’s roads and are hopeful these tips will help riders avoid accidents and injuries in the future.