The annual Motorcycle Week kicked off in Laconia, New Hampshire on June 11 this year, and local police took the opportunity to remind drivers of cars, trucks, and SUVs to keep their eyes peeled for motorcyclists while traveling on New Hampshire’s roads this summer.
On the F.E. Everett Turnpike, officers from Nashua and the state police took their warnings one step further and held a concentrated patrol, stopping forty drivers for speeding. Although most drivers only received a warning, officers hope that the increased patrols will encourage all drivers to pay attention to their surroundings to prevent a motorcycle accident, according to a recent article in the Nashua Telegraph.
The captain of the Nashua police force noted that speeding greatly increases the risk of an accident any time of the year. However, with a greater number of motorcyclists on the road, the risks of a car crashing into a bike are much higher than they are normally. Police reminded drivers to look twice for motorcycles and to control their speed so that they would have time to brake, swerve, or turn if these emergency maneuvers became necessary to avoid a crash.
Motorcyclists are more exposed to the roadway than car drivers are, so a crash puts them at greater risk of suffering serious injury or death. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced New Hampshire motorcycle accident attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. We don’t just represent bikers – we also ride, so we know firsthand the risks every biker faces on the road. Call us at (888) 332-5855 today.