Motorcycle Safety More Important Than Ever Before

Posted: September 7, 2012

Sept. 7, 2012

A motorcycle accident that occurred recently in the western New York town of Williamsville claimed the life of a 30-year-old man from Lockport. WIVB 4 News reports the crash occurred on Aug. 23 at around 12:15 p.m. on Youngs Road.

Reports indicate the Buffalo Motorcycle Accident occurred when an 18-year-old female driver left the parking lot of Erie Community College onto Youngs Road heading south. As she exited, she pulled out in front of a northbound motorcyclist. The rider did not have time to stop and the two vehicles collided. The biker died later that day at a local hospital.

So, what can riders do to better protect themselves when on the road? Rebecca Grela, a motorcycle riding instructor, stated in an interview that taking a riding class might be the best thing a biker can do to become a safer rider. The classes teach techniques for avoiding serious accidents.

She added, “We’ve seen people that come here that have been riding or biking for years and even those people think that they know how to do it. Then, they tell me at the end of the class that the information was invaluable to them.”

The Buffalo Car Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices suggest wearing bright-colored or reflective clothing along and always utilizing a motorcycle’s lights to improve visibility to other drivers.

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