As the weather gets nicer, bikers dust off their motorcycles and get ready to hit the road. But this summer, the Washington State Patrol and the Washington State Department of Licensing are reminding bikers to drive safely to reduce motorcycle-related injuries and fatalities.
Together, the Washington State Patrol and the Washington State Department of Licensing will be participating in a major motorcycle safety outreach campaign, “Look Twice, Save a Life,” according to news reports.
Motorcycle safety can be increased by rider and automobile driver’s attention, according to the news report. Most fatal motorcycle collisions are at the fault of the driver, according to the WSP. Troopers also remind bikers to have a driver license endorsement for riding and to wear a helmet.
Last year, 67 motorcyclists died on Washington roads, a slight increase from the previous year, according to news reports.
As a Seattle motorcycle accident attorney, I urge bikers to always practice safe riding habits including following the speed limit, wearing a helmet and paying attention to the road. Motorcycle training and endorsement information can be found online at www.EndorseYourSport.com.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.