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Motorcycle accidents will be reduced by following safety rules

Both the joys and dangers of riding motorcycles out on the open roads of New Hampshire are about equally important. Despite the feelings of euphoria that come from that sense of freedom and total release, there are unavoidable dangers that the motorcyclist must always keep in mind. Motorcycle accidents are on the rise, and the reasons are pretty well-known by this point.

The problem is that motorcycles are diminutive when out on the highway. It is established fact that they can be easily overlooked by oblivious operators of cars and trucks. If the cyclist is floating on dreams and imaginative adventures, he or she will more easily miss the oncoming car or truck. The dilemma is there, and it is highly recommended that the motorcyclist resolve it by paying strict attention to the roadway at all times.

In terms of monetary compensation for a motorcycle driver's injuries, the negligence of the other vehicle operator will make that driver legally responsible for the accident and the injuries. Thus, the cyclist must carefully follow the orders of his or her treating physician after the accident. The amount of compensation that is agreed upon by the negligent driver and his or her insurer is going to be directly influenced by the sincere implementation of a medical treatment regimen that the injured party follows consistently throughout the treating period.

Ironically, the biggest lifesaver for motorcyclists is to wear a helmet. It is ironic because New Hampshire is one of three states that have no cyclist mandate to wear a helmet. That does not mean that the motorcycle driver must take advantage of the absence of a rule. The wise response would be to show fellow cyclists that it doesn't matter, because everyone knows that it is more prudent to wear a helmet. The only way that statistics for motorcycle accidents will turn in the right direction for the future is for operators to follow all safety rules established by the forensic engineers and other safety experts.

Source:, "The Fun (and Danger) Of Riding A Motorcycle", Claire Peters, Nov. 12, 2017

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