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The month of May is frequently the first of the year that is warm enough for motorcycles to be out on the roads of New Hampshire on a regular basis. After being hidden in garages all winter, the sudden presence of motorcycles on the roads can come as a surprise. This can make it helpful for motorcyclists and car drivers to review some of the safety tips that can prevent a motorcycle accident. motorcycleawarenessad-300x158

Motorcyclists: Wear a Helmet

Motorcyclists are probably tired of hearing this safety tip. They are probably sick of hearing estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that say helmets saved the lives of 1,772 bikers in 2015 alone.

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It is an unfortunate fact of life that riding a motorcycle is not as safe as driving a car. In 2013, while motorcycle accidents accounted for only 4% of the people hurt on the roads of America, they accounted for 14% of traffic fatalities.motorcycleAAd-300x229

Thankfully, just like it is helping improve the safety of cars on the road, technology is also protecting motorcyclists as well. As these developments continue, riding a motorbike should get safer and safer as we move into the future.

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Many people view motorcycles as a dangerous form of transportation.  Statistics show the injuries resulting from motorcycle collisions are often far worse than those from automobile crashes.  As avid motorcyclists, we have compiled a list of suggestions to help fellow bikers stay safe.  Here are some common-sense suggestions that will help you avoid motorcycle accidents:

Think safety first: Enroll in a New Hampshire motorcycle training class and complete the training course provided by the NH DMV.  It is relatively inexpensive and provides great motorcycle riding instruction and safety tips.  In addition, it may also reduce your insurance premiums.  To be visible on the roadways, make sure you take advantage of all safety equipment available for motorcyclists, including brightly-colored clothing.  Bright colors make it easier for others to see you in low light.Motorcycle Safety

Left-turning vehicles: This is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents.  Habitually, drivers are usually on the lookout for other automobile drivers, not motorcyclists.  So it is up to you to be on the look-out for unexpected left turning vehicles.  Slow down when approaching an intersection and be prepared to take evasive action if necessary.  If a collision occurs and you sustain serious injuries, it’s advisable to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney before giving any statements to insurance companies.

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The Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. in Manchester, New Hampshire take this opportunity to remind everyone that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  The month of May has been recognized nationally as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, in conjunction with the start of the motorcycle riding season.  To encourage motorists and motorcyclists alike to “share the road.”  Motorist awareness is a fundamental goal of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Motorcycles have the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle on the roadway.  The NHTSA reminds all motorists to safely “share the road” with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

mirror-prPreventing Motorcycle Accidents This Month

As motorcycle accident lawyers, we see first hand the tragic results of motorcycle accidents and collisions and the injuries sustained to motorcyclists.  Each year, motorcycle accidents cause severe injury and claim the lives of many New Hampshire and Massachusetts residents.  Unfortunately, many of these motorcycle collisions are caused by inattentive drivers who fail to see motorcyclists.