NHTSA is Getting Ready for Motorcycle Safety Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently getting ready for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. During the month of May, the NHTSA, as well as various public safety and law enforcement agencies across the nation, will be working hard to improve motorcycle safety on U.S. roadways. This year, the NHTSA is focusing on three separate motorcycle safety campaigns. First, they’re going to be getting the word out about motorist awareness of motorcycles. Second, they’ll be working to improve rider safety, and lastly, they want everybody to focus on sharing the road.

 

Motorist Awareness of Motorcycles

Motorcycles aren’t as large as traditional passenger occupant vehicles, but they have all the same rights and privileges as any other vehicle on the road. The NHTSA is hoping to educate drivers on standard motorcycle driving behaviors. Motorcycles can’t maneuver in the same ways that cars and trucks can. This campaign will focus on teaching passenger-occupant vehicle drivers how to drive safely and predictably around motorcycles.

 

Rider Safety

Under the rider safety campaign, the NHTSA will be raising awareness about all of the ways that motorcycle riders can improve their own personal safety. From the importance of wearing a helmet to safe riding practices, there are a variety of ways that motorcycle riders can increase their safety.

 

Share The Road

Finally, the Share The Road campaign is all about promoting motorcycle awareness and safety topics to riders, drivers, and all other types of roadway users. When it comes to sharing the road, the most important thing anybody can do is put their phone down. Whether you’re on a motorcycle or behind the wheel of a car or truck, you don’t need to be riding or driving distracted.

 

Motorcycle Accidents in Southern California 

During the month of May, expect to see plenty of public service announcements about motorcycle safety. Watch out for motorcycles during this month and throughout the rest of the year, and after any kind of motorcycle accident, it’s always a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.

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