Motorcycle Safety Improving Says National Transportation Safety Board

May 21st, 2014 | by RON BELL

Motorcycle safety typically involves the use of helmets and safe driving techniques.  In 2010, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) started including motorcyclists in their list of top safety priorities, recommending mandatory state helmet laws and a focus on crash prevention across the U.S. based on statistical data of motorcycle accidents.  As of 2013, the NTSB no longer mentions motorcycles in any capacity, which can be a source of pride for lawmakers and motorcyclists.  However, both motorcyclists and drivers of other vehicles need to continue their focus on sharing the road safely.  Most horrific and deadly accidents involve motorcycles and tractor trailers on the roads.  Both of these motor vehicles cause serious damage to all injury victims, regardless of who is at fault.

The fact remains that drivers of larger vehicles often fail to see motorcycles, resulting in lane changes and intersection incidents that can easily cause severe injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists and their passengers.  Even motorcyclists who follow all safety techniques can face challenges when pursuing insurance claims or taking other legal actions to protect their rights to legal compensation.  If you suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of other parties, you need a New Mexico motorcycle accident attorney with the experience and resources to fully investigate.

After obtaining medical attention, motorcyclists should seek advice and support from an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in New Mexico.  Only an attorney with experience in personal injury law can ensure fair treatment of the injury victim and protect their rights.

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