If you’re a motorcyclist, you know there’s no better feeling than riding on the open road. But as freeing as it is to cruise down Oklahoma’s roads on your motorcycle, it can also be extremely dangerous. In fact, recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that motorcyclists are roughly 27 times as likely as passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a crash and 6 times as likely to be injured.
Reduce Your Risk
Although this data is startling, knowing your risk serves as a reminder to take all the necessary precautions before you head out to ride. Whether you’re traveling miles at a time or just riding around town, motorcyclists should always wear the proper safety gear whenever they head out to ride. That gear includes a DOT or Snell certified helmet and riding gloves, pants, and boots. Motorcyclists can also reduce their risk by following all traffic laws, riding defensively, and leaving plenty of space in between your bike and other vehicles.
Unfortunately, even the safest, most experienced riders aren’t able to protect themselves against other negligent drivers. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle crash because of someone else’s negligence, the Oklahoma motorcycle accident attorneys at Parrish DeVaughn want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.