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How responsibly drivers behave when motorcycles are nearby can have very big impacts. This includes how carefully they act when turning, how vigilant they are at keeping their speed at safe levels and how close of attention they are paying to driving. These things can affect the chances of motorcycle accidents occurring.

Keeping the risks of motorcycle accidents down is incredibly important. One reason for this is the particularly high likelihood such accidents can have of being fatal. Sadly, here in the U.S., thousands of motorcyclists a year are killed in traffic accidents.

Among the things that can come up for families when dealing with the tragedy of having a loved one taken from them in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver are complex compensation issues. Having skilled and compassionate legal guidance can be important when it comes to such issues.

Recent federal data indicates that last year saw a particularly high number of motorcyclist deaths in the United States. According to the statistics, 5,286 motorcyclists lost their lives out on America’s roads that year.

This is a 5.1 increase over the total from the previous year. It also is the highest motorcycle fatality total the nation has seen since 2008.

The statistics also point to the jump in motorcyclist deaths being one of the driving factors in the overall increase in traffic fatalities that the nation saw in 2016. That year, motor vehicle deaths were up 5.6 percent. According to the data, motorcyclist deaths and pedestrian deaths were behind over a third of this increase.

What would you like to see done here in California and other parts of the U.S. when it comes to trying to prevent fatal motorcycle accidents?

Source: NBC4,“Traffic Deaths Spiked in 2016, Including Pedestrians Killed,” Joan Lowy, Oct. 6, 2017

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