Motorcycle accidents in Nebraska have increased by 71 percent from 2011, according to Rose White, spokesperson for AAA-Nebraska.
“With 12 motorcycle deaths reported so far this year, the first half of 2012 has proven to be one of the deadliest years on record for bikers in Nebraska,” White said. “At this same time a year ago, there were only seven motorcycle fatalities.”
In 2011, there were 23 total motorcycle fatalities in Nebraska.
To help reduce motorcycle deaths, Rose offered some tips on behalf of AAA:
- Look twice. Look around for motorcycle before making a turn. If you see one, chances are there could be another one close by since motorcycles tend to travel in groups or pairs.
- Take a refresher course. New riders are encouraged to enroll in a motorcycle training course, even though Nebraska does not require an education certificate to ride a motorcycle. Experienced riders should take an advanced class.
- Give motorcycles space. Do not tailgate a motorcycle, switch lanes abruptly or come to a sudden stop in front of motorcycles. Especially in inclement weather, motorcycle brakes can be unreliable.
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