It is May; the sun is out, the weather is warming up, and motorcycles are hitting the streets. It is no coincidence that May is Motorcycle Awareness Month in Wisconsin. After the long winter, drivers must learn how to share the road with motorcycles once again.
More than 300,000 motorcycles are registered in the state of Wisconsin. Over 500,000 Wisconsin residents have motorcycle licenses or permits. These motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as any other driver using Wisconsin’s public roads and highways. However, because their vehicles are small and relatively unprotected, motorcyclists face a higher risk of injury and death in a Wisconsin auto accident.
According to our Wisconsin motorcycle lawyers, motorcyclists are 25 times more likely than occupants of passenger vehicle occupants to die in a Wisconsin car crash and five times more likely to sustain injuries.
Each year, Wisconsin traffic accidents kill almost 100 motorcyclists and injure about 2,500. Nearly all these accidents are preventable. Motorcycle safety depends on both motorcycle riders and car drivers. Motorcyclists must ride safely, follow traffic laws, and stay visible. Drivers must also follow the rules of the road and check blind spots when changing lanes or turning. If both drivers and motorcyclists do their part, many Wisconsin motorcycle accidents can be prevented.
If you are a victim of a Wisconsin motorcycle accident, it is important that you are fully informed about your rights. Request a free copy of The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims or contact the Wisconsin motorcycle lawyers Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678. The initial consultation is free.