December 9, 2014

Have a Good Ride

CHP to Reduce Motorcycle Crashes Across the State

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release to get the word out about their “Have a Good Ride” campaign. They are hoping to reduce the number of injury-causing and fatal motorcycle collisions happening across the state. They have been awarded a motorcycle safety grant to improve motorcycle safety through education and increased awareness over the next year.

Public Outreach

Although the number of motorcycles in California continues to grow, riders remain one of the more vulnerable roadway user groups. The “Have a Good Ride” campaign is being funded by a grant from California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The CHP is hoping to improve their safety through a variety of educational initiatives geared towards riders and other motorists.

Motorcycles in California: Just the Facts

• From 2011 to 2012, there was a 4.8 percent increase in motorcycle-related fatalities in California.
• There was an 8.2 percent increase in motorcycle injuries in California in 2012.
• Between 2001 and 2008, over 34,000 motorcyclists were killed across the country.
• During that same time period, an estimated 1,222,000 people were injured in motorcycle crashes.

Have a Good Ride

The “Have a Good Ride” program will run from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. In May, the CHP will be conducting a month-long “Motorcycle Safety Awareness” program. They will be educating motorcycle riders and other motorists on ways to keep the roadways safe for everybody. There will be a heavy emphasis on “sharing the road” to prevent injury causing and fatal accidents to riders and other roadway users.

After a Motorcycle Accident

Even seemingly minor motorcycle accidents can send riders to the hospital or worse. If you’re in the hospital and out of work, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Often times, injury-causing and fatal motorcycle accidents happen when other motorists aren’t safely sharing the road. If drivers are too busy texting to pay attention to the road, they’re putting motorcycle riders and other roadway users at great risk. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the experienced team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1 (877) 231-9970 for a free case consultation today.

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