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Motorcycle Safety

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All motorists have an obligation to share the road with motorcycles. Whether it is a daily commute or weekend getaway, the fact is that motorcycles are everywhere on our roads and highways. Unfortunately, motorcycle collisions often result in catastrophic injuries or death. Fatalities are high, and thousands of motorcycle accidents happen in New Hampshire every year.

The attorneys at Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin, P.A. can represent you if you are injured in a motorcycle accident in the state of New Hampshire.

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Obeying the rules of the road

Remembering the right of way, obeying speed limits, and only passing in passing zones are crucial elements to staying safe. Motorcyclists are especially at risk in the presence of  a careless driver. Motorists have a responsibility to help keep the roads safe for everyone sharing them, but this is sadly not always the case. Some drivers forget to look for motorcycles, don't given them ample room on the road, or tailgate. In order to keep the roads safe for both parties, motorists should remember the following; particularly in the setting of motorcyclists.

  • Follow at a safe distance: Motorcycles can have a much shorter stopping distance than cars. It is incredibly important for motorists to give them the space they need to drive safely.
  • Always look before turning: Intersections are notorious for being accident hotspots, and most often when motorists fail to keep a proper lookout ahead of their turn. This is dangerous to motorcyclists, pedestrians, and other motorists as well.
  • Be alert in the summer: Motorcyclists love the warm weather. It's ideal for casual rides, and is generally a more favorable season to travel in. Bearing this in mind, motorists should remember to be particularly alert for motorcycles during the warm weather months.
  • Don't drive distracted: Distracted driving is the cause of many accidents, and a good portion of those are fatal. Keeping your cell phone out of your hands and your eyes on the road is vital.

When motorcycle accidents happen, you need an attorney. We represent clients throughout New Hampshire when they need us most. Contact us today for a free, confidential case evaluation.

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