Motorcyclists in Tennessee face a significant risk of involvement in an accident every time they ride. Last year alone, a total of 2,710 Tennessee motorcycle accidents were reported. The Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers at Ponce Law point out that motorcycle fatalities have increased by as much as 25 percent over the last ten years as well.
With numbers like these, May has been declared Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. This is good news to many motorcycle enthusiasts’ ears.
WSMV 4 News reported that the campaign kicked off this morning with a press event with speeches from an individual who survived a Tennessee motorcycle accident and the director of trauma outreach and education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
If you ride a motorcycle, the Nashville personal injury lawyers at Ponce Law challenge you to promote motorcycle safety during the coming weeks. One of the best ways you can do this is wearing a helmet.
Lawmakers recently considered a proposal that would allow adult motorcyclists in our state to operate without helmets. While the legislation was shot down, a bill did pass that allows motorcyclists to ride during funeral processions or parades without without helmets. Regardless of the law, our attorneys encourage you to wear a helmet each and every time you ride—it could save your life.