As riders, our Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers know that motorcyclists often get blamed for accidents they didn’t cause. We also know that most riders—just like drivers of other vehicles—drive safely and do everything that they can to avoid serious collisions. Yet the motorcycle accident fatality rate has doubled in the United States over the last decade and it important to find out why.
A New Study Looks at the True Habits of Motorcyclists
Our lawyers are not the only ones interested in how motorcyclists operate their vehicles. There are many different parties that want to understand what riders really do when they riding their bikes. One of those parties is the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has started a new study to look at what riders really do when they are driving. The study, known as the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Naturalistic Motorcyclist Study at VTTI is installing a series of five cameras on the bikes of participating motorcyclists. The cameras act in much the same way as black boxes act on airplanes. They record all the movements of the bike and actions of the driver.
While there are currently no Wisconsin participants in the study, it is hoped that the information gathered in the study will be used to improve training for motorcyclists in Wisconsin and throughout the country when it is released in 2014.
Call a Milwaukee Motorcycle Accident Lawyer When an Accident Occurs
We hope that the information gathered in this study helps prevent future accidents and fatalities. However, we know that some Milwaukee motorcycle crashes will, unfortunately, continue to occur. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, our lawyers want to help you and we encourage you to contact an experienced Wisconsin motorcycle lawyer today. You can reach us via this website or by calling 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800. We also invite you to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, for more information.