While in the middle of summer, it is not uncommon to see motorcycle enthusiasts head out on the roads, whether it is in the Allegheny, Pennsylvania region or anywhere across the country. It is not hard to understand why motorcyclists embrace their time on two wheels; whether it is the warm breeze in their face or the intimacy of a bike and its rider with the road, the allure and passion for motorcycle riding is tangible. But motorcyclists do have unique risks that typical car drivers do not have to worry about.
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Pennsylvanians may have noticed more motorcycles on the road now that summer is here. It is a popular hobby, and many motorcyclists take advantage of the warmer weather to ride their bikes, whether it is on a scenic drive or merely going to and from work. However, an increase in motorcycles on the road may mean that motorists must be extra-vigilant not to cause a motorcycle accident.
Now that summer is here, motorcyclists will be a common sight on Pennsylvania roads. However, whether driving on the interstate or heading down a winding country road, it is important to keep an eye out for motorcycles. Motorcycle unawareness can often lead to motorcycle accidents, and the statistics surrounding fatal motorcycle accidents are sobering, indeed.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. It serves as a good time to remember that motorcyclists have every right to share the road as do other motorists. This is especially important now that the winter weather is behind us, and more motorcyclists are taking to the streets in Pennsylvania.
When a person in Pennsylvania thinks of an accident involving a motorcycle, they may think that motorcycle unawareness on the part of another motorist is the sole reason for these accidents. While many motorcycle accidents are due to motorists not paying attention, just like automobiles, defective motorcycles see their fair share of accidents on the roadways.
Truckers are bound by specific regulations that govern various aspects of their job duties. One area in which truckers have a lot of regulations is how long they are allowed to drive per shift. The Hours of Service regulations are one of the big factors that have an impact on when truckers can drive. These regulations are meant to help prevent trucker fatigue. Trucker fatigue can lead to crashes that can cause serious injuries to innocent parties. If you were injured in a semitruck crash, you should understand some points about the hourly limits for truckers. These points could help as you plan your claim for compensation.
Whether one buys into the groundhog’s prediction about an early or late spring, by this point in the year, residents of Pennsylvania are anxiously looking forward to warmer temperatures. They want to grill, go to ballgames, picnic in the park and for some adventurous residents, dust-off their motorcycles and hit the road.
Motorcyclists in Pennsylvania and across the country will say how much they enjoy being out on the open road on their bikes. Although it is known to be a somewhat risky activity, the majority of other drivers will pay strict attention to motorcyclists who are sharing the road. On the same token, the bikers will generally follow the rules of the road, make certain they are visible and predictable, and take as many precautions as they can to remain safe. Unfortunately, this does not eliminate the reality that a motorcycle accident can happen at any time for a variety of reasons.
Riding a motorcycle without a helmet is certainly a contentious issue, and each state handles it differently. Here in Pennsylvania, you can ride under certain conditions, but there may be more than your safety at stake if you choose to do so.
Trucks are a part of the landscape in Allegheny and across the U.S. While the majority of these trucks are simply seen and accepted as necessary to transport goods back and forth, it can be ignored that an 18-wheeler truck accident can cause serious injuries and even death. These vehicles are large, often travel at high speed and go long distances. The drivers might or might not be qualified. The truck could be operated unsafely. For those who have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck crash, certain factors that recede into the background must be considered. One is trucker health.