Spring has sprung. And in addition to flowers and beachgoers, the warm weather also brings out motorcyclists. That's right; it is officially motorcycle season across the United States and Canada. Whether hopping on his or her bike just to go to work, or to take a long trip with friends across state lines, you will be sure to see a huge increase in motorcyclists on the roads in the upcoming months.
But for all you motorcyclist out there (and for all of you with clients on bikes), FindLaw has some safety tips before you hit the road. To begin, just because you are aware of fellow motorcyclist on the road does not mean that cars and trucks have the same level of awareness. The reality is that our roads are dominated by cars and trucks that are much bigger than even the largest motorcycles. Although motorcycles only account for 2% of traffic accidents, these accidents account for 14% of all road traffic deaths, according to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety.