Today is the 22nd Annual Ride to Work Day. Ride to Work Day is a worldwide event in which motorcycle and scooter riders ride their motorcycles and scooters to work. The event helps riders to demonstrate the number of motorcyclists to the public and government, to prove that motorcyclists are from a variety of occupations and backgrounds and to show how riding motorcycles can reduce traffic and parking congestion, according to CycleFish.com.
“Motorcycles and scooters take up less space in parking areas and on roads. And there’s a lower footprint. Riders seek recognition for this form of personal mobility, and government and public awareness of the many benefits,” Andy Goldfine, an event organizer, told the American Motorcyclist Association.
Also, according to the American Motorcyclist Association, over 100 American cities formally recognize Ride to Work Day, and overall the event boasts the participation of an estimated million motorcycle and scooter riders. While having that kind of turnout says a lot about the enthusiasm of those promoting the cause and the level of enjoyment that this event affords its participants, it is also a reason for everyone, motorcyclists and car and truck drivers alike, to be extra cautious out on the roads.
Because motorcycles offer less protection and can lose control easier than cars and trucks, even the slightest bit of carelessness from a driver or motorcyclist can result in an accident with devastating consequences, such as a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. In addition, even what would be considered a minor car or truck accident, could leave a motorcyclist critically or even fatally injured. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be owed compensation. Contact our national accident attorney for a free consultation today.
[Tom’s Tips: Drivers don’t always make the extra effort to look for motorcyclists, so always try to make sure they can see you.]
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