GHSA Identifies Top Four Risks Motorcyclists Face

Every year, over 5,000 motorcyclists are killed and thousands more are injured in crashes involving the motorcycle and other motor vehicles. Motorcyclists often suffer worse in these crashes than do the occupants of a car or truck, since the bike provides very little protection in a collision.

The Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released information on motorcycle accidents in the U.S. that highlights the top risks motorcyclists face on the road:

  • Not wearing a helmet. A motorcycle helmet can decrease your risk of death and of serious head injury. New Hampshire doesn’t require helmets for most riders, but you can choose to protect yourself by wearing one every time you ride.
  • Not getting a license. In New Hampshire, a motorcycle license demonstrates that a rider has the basic safety skills necessary to protect him- or herself from many kinds of accidents. Getting a license and taking safety classes can further help you learn to protect yourself in a crash.
  • Alcohol use. Alcohol is a factor in 30 percent of fatal motorcycle crashes and 45 percent of injury crashes each year. You can’t stop other drivers from drinking, but you can keep yourself sober so you can respond quickly in an emergency.
  • Speeding. The GHSA estimates that 35 percent of all motorcycle crash deaths involved a speeding biker – a higher rate than for other vehicles. Following the posted speed limit, or going slower in bad weather or other adverse conditions, can help protect you.

At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., our skilled Manchester motorcycle accident attorneys do more than provide top-quality representation to each of our motorcycle injury clients. We also ride motorcycles ourselves, so we have personal experience with the risks motorcyclists face and the rewards of hitting the road. For a free, confidential case evaluation, call us today at (888) 332-5855.

Related Posts
  • Motorcycle Accident Fatalities in New Hampshire in 2023 Read More
  • Are Lane-Splitting and Lane-Filtering Legal in New Hampshire? Read More
  • The Physics of Motorcycle Crashes Read More
Why Choose Tenn And Tenn Let Our Family Help Your Family
  • A Family Firm

    We are a family committed to providing excellent service to our clients.

  • Statewide Service
    We work hard to obtain the best results possible for clients throughout New Hampshire.
  • Trial-Tested Attorneys
    Our lawyers are experienced courtroom advocates who are ready to take your case to trial to obtain justice.
Free Injury Consultations Available Contact Us Today

Whether you have questions or you’re ready to get started, our award-winning legal team is ready to help. Complete our form below or call us at (888) 332-5855.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy

Please do not include any confidential or sensitive information in a contact form, text message, or voicemail. The contact form sends information by non-encrypted email, which is not secure. Submitting a contact form, sending a text message, making a phone call, or leaving a voicemail does not create an attorney-client relationship.