Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in California
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) just issued a press release about their ongoing efforts to increase motorcycle safety and awareness across the state. According to the CHP, there are more than 1.4 million licensed motorcycle riders in California. Whether they’re riding to work on their daily commute, headed out for a fun weekend or simply enjoy motorcycles as a recreational hobby, the CHP wants to improve rider safety on roadways around the state. The CHP has recently been awarded a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop a new safety program for motorcycle riders.
The Have a Good Ride Program
The Have a Good Ride IV (HAGR IV) program will help to promote safety and awareness for motorcycle riders across the State of California. Initial data for 2016 shows a 10 percent increase motorcycle-involved collision victims within CHP jurisdictions. In 2015, the number of motorcycle crash victims in CHP jurisdictions increased four percent from 2014, so the CHP is hoping to stop and reverse this trend as quickly as possible. The HAGR IV program will focus on raising awareness about sharing the road and increasing motorcycle rider safety.
CHP Safety Enforcement Operations
The grant will help to fund additional safety enforcement operations throughout the State of California. The CHP will be focusing efforts in regions with the highest number of motorcycle incidents. Additionally, they will have a yearlong series of motorcycle traffic safety education campaigns. There will be a special emphasis on properly approved safety helmets. During the campaign, motorists will be reminded to safely share the road with motorcycle riders and other vulnerable roadway users. The CHP will also be focusing on raising awareness about dangerous traffic violations like speeding, improper turning, and drunk and drugged driving.
Motorcycle Accidents in California
Even with helmets and other protective and safety gear, motorcyclists can still become devastatingly or fatally injured in collisions. Distracted and aggressive drivers only make the roadway more dangerous for vulnerable roadway users like motorcycle riders, cyclists, and pedestrians. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in San Diego, along with the Central Coast or in any of the surrounding communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.