Motor vehicle accidents are unfortunately quite common in North Carolina. Did you know that there were nearly 275,067 collisions on the roadways of North Carolina in 2017? This figure was up by approximately 9000 from the figure recorded in 2016, and about 40,000 more than the figures recorded from 2012 to 2016.
Who doesn’t love the thrill and adrenaline rush that comes with riding a motorcycle on the wide roads of North Carolina? When the riding season comes near, the excitement indeed goes to a whole other level. But wait! Before you get on the road, we advise you to invest some time and money in making sure that your motorcycle is ready for the riding season. This is because your safety comes first. The last thing you want is to be in an accident because of low motorcycle maintenance and not fully compensated.
Riding a motorcycle is thrilling. The wind gushing through the hair and the fast momentum on a clear road is an experience that every motorcycle rider wants to enjoy—at least once, if not frequently. Although it is super exciting to ride a motorcycle, it is, at the same time, challenging, especially if you have an accident. Since it lacks proper safety, injuries are likely to be severe, resulting in multiple surgeries, costly medical treatments, and a long recovery time, which can last for weeks- sometimes even months and years, mainly if it results in a temporary disability paralysis.
According to the CDC, most of the drivers and passengers killed in car accidents are unrestrained. If a driver wears a seat belt, they can lower the risk of death in a crash by nearly 45 percent and the risk of severe injury by approximately 50 percent. The majority of the time, people in the car are ejected from their seats during a crash and hit the windshield, dashboard, and the steering wheel. All this leads to injuries. Therefore, wearing a seat belt can save you and the people riding with you from severe injuries and possible fatalities.
The sound of lawnmowers around the neighborhood, especially during summers, may seem familiar and harmless. But sadly, it is quite dangerous for approaching motorcycles. As lawns get trimmed, grass clippings are often blown and left on roads, which can lead to severe injuries to motorcyclists and even result in death. Most motorcyclists agree that hitting grass clippings in the road is just like hitting black ice. It’s that dangerous because navigating over slick ice is not easy.
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The roars of Harley Davidsons and heavy bikes on the roads are the surefire sign that summers are here, and so is the motorcycle season. Motorcycle riders simply enjoy the thrill and excitement that comes with zooming on the roads and feeling the air through the hair. But with all this fun and thrill, the rider and those sharing the road with them must take extra care to avoid crashes that can result in severe injuries and sometimes even deaths.
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Did you know that, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), car drivers are at a higher risk of getting into accidents during the summer season than any other time of the year? Moreover, June, July, and August are the peak months for car accidents, also known as the 100 deadliest days of summer. Let’s take a look at the statistics before discussing the top reasons why accidents increase during summertime.