Spring has made its way into western New York and for many citizens that means it’s time to ride motorcycles. But the increase in rise in motorcycle traffic often leads to a rise in the number of New York Motorcycle Accidents. In 2012 alone, a total of 173 lives were lost as a result of crashes involving motorized bikes.
In an effort to reduce that number this year, several organizations in the region have partnered to promote awareness of motorcycles among vehicle drivers and safety in the motorcycle community. A story from Newsday explains how an estimated 400 motorcyclists affiliated with the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and others gathered along the streets outside the H. Lee Denison Building in Suffolk County. They held signs warning motorists to stay aware of motorcycles on the road.
New York Yankees outfielder, Johnny Damon, was also on hand to help spread the message of safety.
The event leaves many wondering what they can do to prevent motorcycle accident injuries. The Personal Injury Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices suggest drivers look twice in all directions before entering or maneuvering in traffic. Motorcyclists should also remember to always wear a helmet and obey all traffic signals when riding.