For many years motorcycle enthusiasts have been working hard to change the culture and image of motorcyclists, both inside and outside. It is critical for drivers to start seeing motorcycles on the road, and it's equally important for motorcyclists to maintain their vehicles and observe all safety laws.
A recent Pennsylvania motorcycle accident underlines the serious risk of injury faced by bikers. When negligent or reckless drivers do not know how to properly share the road, tragic motorcycle accidents can occur. In this particular accident, a person was thrown from his bike when another driver pulled out in front of him.
A Pennsylvania woman who suffered serious trauma in a motorcycle accident five months ago is still facing the permanent and lingering effects of the crash. The woman was riding her motorcycle when a drunk driver crossed the center line and caused the near-fatal crash. Motorcycle accidents often leave victims with serious injuries, many requiring long-term and expensive medical care.
As the warmer weather is beginning to disappear, there may be more motorists on the road trying to enjoy the last days of the sun and enjoyable rides. Although motorcyclists need to watch out for vehicles, the drivers of vehicles need to keep an eye out for motorcyclists as well. This can go a long way in preserving lives across the state of Pennsylvania by minimizing the number of motorcycle accidents that occur.
Pennsylvania readers know that riding a motorcycle has certain risks, but that does not undermine bikers' right to safely share the road with other vehicles. A recent fatal accident illustrates the danger of motorcycle accidents and the importance of vigilance and caution while on the road. This particular accident claimed the life of a 19-year-old man riding a motorcycle.
Motorcycles are something of a challenge. For riders, they represent the ultimate in freedom on the road, where you can experience the feel of the road, the wind in your face and the exhilaration of speed on a bike.
There are few more controversial topics among bikers than mandatory helmet laws. Through the early 1980s, states across the country made wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle mandatory, as a means of improving the chances of a rider in the event of an accident.
With spring slowly arriving in Pennsylvania, many bikers are feeling the urge to take their motorcycles out for a ride. Some may want to economize by saving even more money on gas purchases with the superior mileage motorcycles offer, but most simply love riding their bikes.
While the weather no longer looks like motorcycle riding season, all drivers should remain alert. There are always motorcycle riders who want to claim that the rode their cycle in November or December. Just last weekend, a rider was killed in a motorcycle crash in Somerset when a drunk driver turned in front of him on Main Street.