Britton Law, P.A.
Free Consultation For Injury Cases
Due to precautions related to COVID-19, remote consultations via teleconferencing, Facetime or Skype are available. Please contact our office to discuss if this option is appropriate for your situation. Let’s all stay healthy and safe.

All drivers need to make motorcycle safety a top priority

North Carolina is one of the greatest places in the country to ride a motorcycle because of its winding roads and scenery. For that reason, numerous motorcyclists flock to the state each summer. The state also has many residents that ride, either as their main form of transportation or for fun.

In fact, the Division of Motor Vehicles reports that there are more than 179,000 registered motorcycles in North Carolina and more than 443,000 drivers have either a motorcycle endorsement license or a learner's permit.

While motorcycles make up less than 3 percent of all vehicles on the state’s roadways, close to 50 percent of highway fatalities in the state involve them, the assistant director of the Governor's Highway Safety Program said at a motorcycle safety rally last month coordinated by BikeSafe NC.

He added that, at the time, there had already been 52 motorcyclist fatalities in the state.

At the safety event, many speakers echoed the same sentiment: that many motorcycle accidents could be prevented if all drivers on the state’s roadways do their part to put safety first.

The assistant director of the Governor's Highway Safety Program said one of the main things vehicle drivers can do is to provide motorcyclists with enough room by adjusting their timing when changing lanes or making other maneuvers on the highway.

Motorcyclists can also help keep themselves safe by wearing protective clothing and gear, including a helmet, and making sure their bikes are in working order with functioning lights, sufficient fluid levels and properly inflated tires.

Another step motorcyclists should consider is taking BikeSafe classes.

Unfortunately, when an accident does occur, the motorcyclist is often unfairly blamed. For that reason, injured motorcyclists need to be represented by experienced personal injury lawyers who can make sure that the truth is revealed and the motorcyclists are justly compensated.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Send Us An Email. We’ll Listen.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

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.


Privacy Policy

Britton Law, P.A.
2850 Village Drive, Suite 206
Fayetteville, NC 28304

Toll Free: 888-811-9738
Phone: 910-401-3356
Fayetteville Law Office Map

Britton Law, P.A. Office

Call Our Law Firm:

910-401-3356 ~or~ 888-811-9738
All drivers need to make motorcycle safety a top priority | Britton Law, P.A.