Motorcycle Safety Awareness
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – a month dedicated to helping both bikers and those with whom they share the road better understand how to more effectively share it. For the drivers of larger vehicles, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month provides a reminder to always look twice and always signal intent before switching lanes or making a turn, to learn to listen for the sounds motorcycles make, and to give bikers a four to six second gap when driving behind them. These steps can help significantly reduce the number of motorcycle accidents that typically begin to increase as the warmer weather approaches.
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month also aims to increase the number of bikers wearing helmets and using other safety and protective gear. While there is no law mandating helmet use in New Hampshire, all evidence suggests helmet use decreases the risk of brain injury and death. Our New Hampshire personal injury attorneys strongly recommend helmet use along with gloves and protective covering for arms and legs. These steps can go a long way in helping protect you from serious injury if you are involved in a motorcycle accident.