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The factors that increase the risk of motorcycling fatalities

According to recent statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,976 motorcycle fatalities in 2015. Although considerable, this number accounts for a small percentage of the more than 8.6 million motorcyclists that were on the country's roadways that year.

The dangers of driving in the spring: What to look out for

Spring driving weather is heading your way soon, so it's time to think about some of the dangers you could face and what you can do to prevent yourself from getting hurt in an accident. What are some of the hazards you could face? Here are just a few.

Dangerous drivers should have to cover the cost of your injuries

As winter approaches, you may be considering riding your motorcycle throughout the season. While North Carolina doesn't always get freezing weather or snow storms, it's still a good idea to review some ways you can keep your motorcycle in the best condition and stay safe on the roads.

Are helmets helpful when motorcyclists are in collisions?

Motorcycle helmets are sometimes a point of contention. Some people believe they should be able to ride a motorcycle without them, while others think it's necessary. In a crash, a motorcycle helmet could potentially save your life, but that doesn't mean that if you aren't wearing one that the other person wasn't negligent or driving dangerously. In cases where you're hurt, you may be compensated regardless of your helmet safety as long as someone else was at fault.

Wearing a helmet: Reducing injuries and costs to society

Universal motorcycle helmet laws aren't in place in the United States yet, but they could impact the country significantly. Helmet laws reduce the public payout associated with motorcycle accidents. It's a fact that riders who don't wear a helmet are more likely to require some kind of money from public assistance to pay for rehabilitation and medical bills after a crash. Additionally, they spend longer in rehabilitation and cost more to treat.

The risks of being a motorcyclist in today's world

While riding a motorcycle can be thrilling at the best of times, riders also know that there's an incredible risk of injury. Motorcyclists are at risk from the moment they get on the roads until they're back at home. Drivers are less likely to see them, more likely to misjudge distances between them and a motorcyclist, and to cause a collision.

Motorcyclist fatality facts: Who is most at risk?

Motorcyclists are always at risk of injury. They have fewer protections on the road, and dangerous drivers can collide with, and kill, even the best motorcyclists. If you're hit and hurt, seeking compensation is important, so you can care for yourself and cover your financial losses.

What can motorcyclists do to stay visible?

Motorcyclists make up a fair portion of drivers on the road in North Carolina. Warm weather and sunny days make it easier to keep bikes on the road all throughout the year. A 2013 general crash profile for the state reported that 147 motorcyclists were killed and 3,351 were injured in that year alone.

Motorcycle Accident Cases

As the leaves begin to change colors and the beauty of fall surrounds us it's important to remember that many in our state choose to enjoy the season by getting on the back of their motorcycle. In fact, more than 4000,000 drivers licensed in the state of North Carolina have a motorcycle endorsement.

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