Motorcycle Accidents Make Up Nearly 20% Of All Accidents On Connecticut Roadways
It is the season for motorcycles as the weather gets warmer and more and more people are dusting off their bikes and taking them out for the first ride. While Connecticut auto accidents make up a significant percentage of the roadway incidents in the state, Connecticut motorcycle accidents actually make up a good portion of the non-car related accidents in the state.
Nearly 20% of all accidents on Connecticut roadways are motorcycle related, comparing that to the national average of just 14%, Connecticut motorcycle accidents are on the high end in the state. In fact, Connecticut sees nearly 50 deaths per year due to motorcycle accidents alone.
It’s important to know that a critical component to the safety of motorcyclists is the understanding that both those riding motorcycles and those driving in cars are sharing the road. A keen understanding of the rules of the road by those on motorcycles and a sense of their surroundings will certainly help bring these numbers down.
There are other things a rider can do to stay safe on the roads:
- Take a motorcycle safety course
- Use appropriate equipment
- Remain distraction free
- Avoid driving a motorcycle while using any controlled substance like alcohol or drugs.
Cars and motorcycles must share the road so we all need to be keenly aware of each other to keep each other safe. If you or a loved one were in a Connecticut motorcycle accident, our team of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys can review your case.