Ways to Help Prevent New York Motorcycle Accidents

by | May 16th, 2014

Each year, a large number of motorcycle accidents are reported in the state of New York. Many of these accidents involve riders who have little to no formal training on how to operate a motorcycle. In fact, data collected by the state shows there were 5,900 New York motorcycle accidents recorded in 2012. Of the riders injured in those crashes, 90 percent had not taken a motorcycle safety course.

Safety courses are designed to provide riders with the information and skills needed to safely ride along the streets and avoid injuries. Program officials explain they focus on instilling muscle memory into riders so their bodies and minds know how to safely maneuver away from danger with no second guessing.

A list of locations, dates, and times for the can be found on the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program website.

It may take several weeks for a motorcyclist to find a time to take a safety course that works for them. That’s why the Buffalo personal injury lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices suggest riders wear protective gear like a helmet, gloves, eye protection, boots, and a leather jacket, each time they take their motorcycle out for a ride. Using this equipment can help to prevent injuries in the event of an accident.