May 1st, 2015|
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.
May 2nd, 2014|
The high number of motorcycle accidents in Tennessee is a serious concern to many citizens. The state reports that last year alone, there were 2,800 Tennessee motorcycle accidents that led to 135 fatalities. So far this year, there have already been 337 crashes that have led to 14 deaths.
In an effort to help curb the number of accidents involving motorcycles, May has been declared “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. ” Several events are scheduled to kick things off in the city of Nashville.
An article from News Channel 5 explains the month-long safety campaign will host a safety event on Friday, May 2, at Opry Mills. Several state officials will be on hand to discuss the importance of motorcycle safety and what citizens can do to help the cause. Those officials will include the director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Kendell Poole, Transportation Commissioner John Schroer, and commander of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Col. Tracy Trott.
The Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities just wrapped up down the street at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. There, participants discussed what can be done to improve highway safety, including several aspects that pertained to motorcycles.