Arizona Motorcycle Accident
The number of motorcycle accidents in the United States has begun to decrease in the past decade. Unfortunately, the number of motorcyclist deaths has increased significantly. Between 1999 and 2008, motorcyclist fatalities doubled, marking an all-time high in the United States.
Arizona requires those motorcycle riders under the age of 17 to wear a helmet by law. Unfortunately, the laws regarding safety equipment for motorcycles in Arizona stop there. With this in mind, bikers must exercise extreme caution while driving on the roadways and highways.
By nature, motorcycles are far less able to handle the impact of a typical collision on the roads of Arizona. Combining this with the fact that two wheels are less stable than four puts bikers in a precarious position. In addition, motorcycles are far less visible to the average driver than an automobile, further increasing the likelihood of a collision.
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Arizona Motorcycle Accident Facts & Figures
Arizona motorcycle accidents have increased in recent years as the motorcycling has become more popular. In 2010, the motorcycle fatality rate increased by 0.7 percent, indicating more collisions and less precaution. The 2010 increase marked 4,502 biker fatalities and 82,000 motorcycle-related injuries in the United States.
Research involving the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and associated studies within those organizations revealed a number of interesting data.
Below we highlight several motorcycle accident statistics:
- Motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a traffic collision than a passenger car
- 35 percent of all riders involved in a fatal wreck were speeding
- Four out of five motorcycle crashes occur off-road
- More than half of nonfatal motorcycle crash injuries were to the head/neck or leg/foot
- Helmet use reduces the likelihood of a fatality by an estimated 37 percent
- 28 states have a partial helmet law compared to the 19 states and District of Columbia, who all have universal helmet laws
- Six out of 10 motorcycle collisions occur at night
- The most prevalent injury associated with biker crashes is some form of a head injury
- About one in four fatal crashes in 2010 involved riders with an invalid license
- In Arizona, 88 motorcycle riders fatalities occurred in 2010
Keeping these facts and figures in mind will help to increase awareness and decrease the number of unsafe drivers on the road.
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Motorcycle Safety Tips
Over 50 percent of those bikers killed in a collision were not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. As a result, states are making a big push to boost safety awareness.
The most important safety tips to remember while on the road include but are not limited to:
- Always wear a helmet
- Wear protective clothing, preferably bright colors that are very visible
- Never tailgate
- Do not drive while impaired
- Remain in the speed limit at all times
- Utilize extra caution at night and when roads are slippery
- Exercise caution while changing lanes
Keeping the above tips at the forefront is necessary to avoid an Arizona motorcycle accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike crash, Phillips Law Group is here to seek justice. Our staff is dedicated to fighting for accident victims fair compensation.
Probable Motorcycle Accident Causes
Motorcycle collisions occur in quite a variety of situations. While no rider can control other vehicles on the road, remaining aware of dangerous situations places motorists in the best position to avoid an accident.
Some of the most likely causes of motorcycle crashes are:
- Excessive speeding
- Bad weather
- Uneven roads
- Disobeying traffic signs
- Driving under the influence
- Limited visibility
- No use of turning signals
- Lane splitting (driving between two lanes)
If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic collision, you may be entitled to recover funds from your losses. Phillips Law Group is Arizonas law firm.
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