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18 May 2009

Michigan Motorcycle Road Safety

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Our Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers represent bikers injured in Michigan motorcycle accidents.  Our investigations show that a majority of these accidents are due to negligent motorists and truck drivers and not due to errors by the bikers.  It is important that drivers in our state pay special attention to the rights of bikers.

Michigan motorists should be noticing Michigan Motorcycle Road Safety warnings on electronic signs this month because May is Michigan Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

On behalf of the citizens of Michigan, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has proclaimed the month of May 2009 as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” to remind motorists of the seasonal return of motorcycle enthusiasts to Michigan’s highways.

Motorists are encouraged to always be aware of motorcycles, especially at intersections, when performing lane changes or passing other vehicles.  Due to their smaller size, motorcycles may be easily overlooked in the traffic flow, especially if traffic is heavy or the driver is in a hurry.  Motorists need to be especially alert at intersections and when making a left turn to insure that a motorcycle is not coming straight through.  Motorists need to share the road and remember that a motorcycle is entitled to a full lane.  Keeping a safe distance from the motorcycle allows the motorcycle operator the opportunity to maneuver the motorcycle to avoid road hazards or other traffic conditions.

Office of Highway Safety Planning Director Michael L. Prince said that as the number of motorcycle riders grows both nationally and in the state, OHSP has increased its support for training and education efforts in 2007. Motorcycle fatalities in the state fell from 122 in 2005 to 114 last year, a 7 percent decline. But, he cautioned that the job is far from over.

The awareness program is designed ot help reduce the risk of Michigan Motorcycle Accidents.  Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen. So it is also important to carry the right insurance coverage on your bike if you are in an accident. If you would like more information about your rights after a Michigan motorcycle accident or information on Michigan Motorcycle insurance coverage, you can order our FREE book, “The Ultimate Michigan Motorcycle Accident Handbook” by calling our law firm.  We will send it along with other important information.

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