May 2008 Named Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
In order to help encourage drivers to practice safe driving and recognize motorcyclist, The Torkzadeh Law Firm is joining numerous local organizations and other federal, State and local highway safety, law enforcement, and motorcycle organizations to proclaim May 2008 as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.”
Motorcycle fatalities now account for 11 percent of total road fatalities and have increased each year from a low of 2,116 in 1997 to 4,810 in 2006. So while there has been continued success in reducing vehicle deaths in recent years, this progress is being negatively affected by the rise in motorcycle fatalities which has more than doubled
Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than passenger vehicle drivers in the event of a crash. Research shows that approximately 80 percent of motorcycle crashes injure or kill a motorcycle rider, while only 20 percent of passenger car crashes injure or kill a motor vehicle driver or passenger.
Please participate in the various events and functions around your area in helping to help promote safe driving and motorcycle accident prevention.