Motorcycles are much smaller and lighter than cars, therefore riding on a motorcycle is much riskier than riding in a car. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, more than 4,956 motorcyclists were killed in 2015. In 2015, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation there were 144 fatal crashes involving motorcycles that occurred on Illinois public roadways, resulting in the deaths of 147 motorcycle operators and passengers. Of the 147 motorists that were killed in 2015, 71% were not wearing a helmet.
Some motorcycle accidents involve single vehicle, however many involve other cars. It is important that trucks, cars, semi's, vans, etc. share the road with motorcyclists. According to the Driving Tests website, here are 10 things you should do to help keep motorcyclists and yourself safe:
Whether you are the motorcycle rider or a motorist, Sam C. Mitchell & Associates, is committed to handling your injury claim. If you have been injured as a result of a motorcycle crash, contact us to speak with an Illinois motorcycle accident attorney at 618-505-1660. Sam C. Mitchell & Associates has been handling personal injury claims since 1968 and has recovered over $100 Million for their clients.