Riding motorcycles can be a fun hobby, but there are risks associated with getting on a bike. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), there were a total of 4,584 motorcycle accident fatalities last year.
Kendell Poole, the chairman of the GHSA and the director of the Tennessee Office of Highway Safety, says state officials are working on a multifaceted approach to motorcycle safety. The agency is working to promote laws that protect motorcyclists, but more importantly, they are asking motorcyclists to do their part to prevent injuries.
According to Clutch and Chrome, the GHSA has issued a report calling for motorcyclists to not only wear helmets every time they ride, but to invest in bikes with anti-lock braking systems, ride below posted speed limits, and avoid drinking and driving.
Other measure bikers can take to stay safe include:
- Taking a motorcycle safety training course
- Avoiding riding when it’s raining, snowing, or in heavy winds
- Ensuring they are visible to others on the road
The Nashville personal injury lawyers at Ponce Law point out that preventing motorcycle accidents isn’t just up to bikers. Anyone who operates a motor vehicle should remember to look twice before moving in traffic to ensure there isn’t an oncoming motorcyclist. We hope the efforts being made by the GHSA are successful in making Tennessee’s roadways safer!