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Warmer Weather and Motorcycle Accidents – Why All Motorists Need to Practice Safe Driving Habits

April 11, 2019

SAGINAW, MI – As reported online by, the number of motorcyclists on the roadway, and therefore, the number of motorcycle accidents, will increase as the weather gets warmer this spring.*

Michigan, which is a significantly colder state than Georgia, has seen two catastrophic motorcycle accidents in the last few days.  The worst of the accidents happened on April 6, 2019, when a 70-year-old man sustained fatal injuries when his motorcycle struck a turkey.  Similar accidents tend to happen as the weather gets warmer and the sun is out for longer periods of time.

Michigan does not require motorcyclists to wear helmets even though such a safety measure is highly encouraged.  Georgia, however, does require all motorcyclists to wear helmets, a measure that undoubtedly helps to reduce the severity of motorcycle accident injuries that can become fatal in the blink of an eye.  

Motorists (including all drivers/operators of passenger cars, pickup trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and tractor trailers) are generally aware that motorcyclists are at a disadvantage when it comes to safety.  Motorcycles do not have a protective exterior like passenger cars, pickup trucks, and tractor trailers.  As such, any collision with other vehicles can make injuries significantly worse.  

While Georgia does require all motorcyclists to wear helmets, which certainly will help in terms of the severity of head injuries, the goal must be to prevent a motorcycle accident from happening in the first place.  Drivers must pay attention to the road and not their phones, and motorcyclists should adhere to all traffic laws and make themselves as visible as possible to other motorists.

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