Although the noise of the engine would suggest otherwise, motorcycles can sneak up on the drivers of car, trucks and buses. New Hampshire's mountains and coastal hills have a lot of winding roads where high speeds are inadvisable in the best of circumstances. In springtime, when more bikers take to the road, the time to take extra care for the two-wheeled vehicles has come.
What is the best protection for motorcycle drivers and passengers?
Protective clothing like padded jackets and kneepads are always recommended for bikers, although the warm weather can often coax people out of that best practice. The first line of defense is a helmet, and many states require them by law for all riders or younger ones. New Hampshire is one of three states that has no law requiring helmets.
Is this important for motorcycle safety?
Helmet use is highly correlated with surviving accidents that would otherwise be fatal. People riding motorcycles without helmets are 10 times more likely to die in states without universal helmet laws like New Hampshire. This is on top of motorcycle use's high-risk factors, making it almost 28 times more likely to die in a traffic accident.
What should bikers do if they were involved in a collision?
The victims of injuries in motorcycle accidents and the survivors of crash fatalities have the right to seek financial damages if another driver was liable for the incident. This may include reimbursement for medical expenses and compensation for the emotional distress or physical pain suffered due to injury. An attorney is often the ideal counsel for people considering these moves.