• No Recovery, No Fee
  • Free Consultations
  • Home & Hospital Visits Available
Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Local: 734-274-2876

Hire A Real Attorney, Not A TV Personality

We know our way around a courtroom and we get the results our clients need.
View Our Practice Areas

Michigan recognizes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and here in Michigan bikers and motorcycle groups are spreading information about what motor vehicle drivers and bikers can do to prevent tragic accidents.

Of course, it is important for bikers and drivers to share the roads and follow traffic laws in order to avoid collisions. Car vs. motorcycle accidents are often catastrophic and these become more common in the spring and summer months, so May is a good time for drivers and motorcyclists alike to make sure that they are driving safe.

The president of the ABATE of Michigan motorcycle group talked to MLive.com about several things bikers and drivers can do to prevent accidents.

Car, SUV and truck drivers should:

  1. Avoid making left-hand turns in front of motorcycles. Many crashes occur when drivers make such turns after miscalculating the speed of an oncoming motorcycle; it is very difficult to judge speed and it is best to simply not make these dangerous turns.
  2. Not tailgate motorcycles.
  3. Be aware that motorcycles are on the roads and look for them.

Motorcyclists should:

  1. Get endorsed. Non-endorsed bikers account for the majority of motorcycle accident fatalities. Taking the Michigan state classes and the test to become endorsed can greatly improve motorcycle safety. These classes help ensure that motorcyclists have the skills to come to quick stops, make U-turns and maneuver potholes, among other things.

By following these tips as well as more basic things--like avoiding distractions while driving, and never driving while fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol--bikers and car drivers can help curb motorcycle accidents this season.

Source: MLive.com, "Traffic talk: How drivers, bikers can improve motorcycle safety on the roads," May 13, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • $4,391,000: Judgment entered on Oakland County jury verdict, 2008. A Michigan man suffered traumatic brain injuries in a motor vehicle accident, which caused a permanent seizure disorder. View More results
  • $2,536,454: Verdict for no-fault benefits for client severely injured in motor vehicle accident. 2012.
    View More results
  • $2,360,000: Jury verdict for serious electric shock injuries sustained by client in a construction accident in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    View More results
  • $1,400,000: Verdict for no-fault benefits due to a traumatically brain injured client, in this Washtenaw County action against Allstate Insurance Company. View More results
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us For A FREE Consultation

Tell us about your case.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

2 convenient office locations free initial consultations

Ypsilanti Office:
119 North Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Phone: 734-482-5000
Fax: 734-487-7000
Ypsilanti Law Office Map

Ypsilanti Office:

Jackson Office:
410 South Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Phone: 517-787-9000
Fax: 734-487-7000
Jackson Law Office Map

Handling legal
crises throughout
all of Michigan,
especially Ann
Arbor and
Ypsilanti areas.