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Watch for Motorcycles Especially on Wet Roadways

Let’s face it. Wet roadways increase the risk of something harmful impacting anyone traveling that route, but it’s very threatening to a person operating a motorcycle or riding one as a passenger. The obvious reason is that motorcycle riders are harder for people driving other vehicles to see, especially during inclement weather and at night.

Bikers also have little to no physical protection in the event that they are seriously injured in a crash. There is significant risk of injury or death to a biker just for wiping out alone on a wet road and then impacting the pavement.

Motorcycle Fatalities Are Serious Business

A recent New York City Motorcycle Safety Study found: “Only 2 percent of registered vehicles in New York City are motorcycles, yet from 2010-14, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of traffic fatalities in New York City.”

Motorcyclists and Their Families Are Not Alone

At Levine and Wiss, we understand that motorcyclists and their passengers are a special demographic using public and private roadways on Long Island and throughout the state of New York.

They have needs that are unique to their preferred method of transportation and they can sustain serious injuries or even death. Getting injured in a serious motorcycle crash is also devastating for a motorcycle rider’s relatives and friends.

One crash can change a life forever. It’s important for other vehicle operators to watch for bikers on wet roads, especially when there is reduced visibility. Motorcyclists are also more at risk when there are traffic jams and/or work zones in which drivers are getting frustrated because they are delayed.

Holidays and peak travel times are particularly a difficult time for keeping everyone safe on the road and preventing injuries. Using extra caution when operating a vehicle will save lives.

For more information on how to deal with the effects of devastating injuries due to a traffic crash, we hope that you will contact us today.