Spring is here, and motorcyclists everywhere know that this is the optimal weather in which to ride. With the increase of riders on the road, the risk of riders being involved in accidents and sustaining personal injuries also increases. According to the Red Stone Rocket, Army officials state that at its peak, it was losing 50 soldiers a year due to fatal motorcycle accidents. Because of these deaths, US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) Command Sergeant-Major Tod Glidewell decided to put together an Army-wide motorcycle safety education campaign focused on the military branch’s most at-risk age group: males between the ages of 23 and 33 years old.
According to Glidewell, this younger generation of soldiers tends to own sporty bikes that they lean forward on to ride in contrast to cruiser-type bikes. The combination of their need for speed and youthful bravado is oftentimes deadly. Glidewell said, “With the people we see who are killed, it is generally because of speed. They lose control of the motorcycle and they hit a tree or a sign.”
Since the inception of the mandatory, two-day Basic Riding Course (if soldiers have not previously completed a safety course) as well as an Experienced Rider Course, fatalities in the Army have decreased to approximately 11 in the past two years. Our Wyoming accident attorneys applaud the efforts put forth by the Army to keep our soldiers safe. It is tragic to think of the times in which an active-duty soldier who has lived through combat comes back home only to be involved in a devastating motorcycle accident.
Unfortunately, many accidents involving motorcycles cannot be avoided—regardless of the safety courses the rider has taken. When a negligent driver causes an accident with a motorcycle, it is necessary to contact our Wyoming accident lawyers. Our law firm can help you through the complicated legalese, and will work tirelessly to secure you the highest amount of compensation possible for your injuries. If you do not know where to turn, tell us your story and we can evaluate your case. We serve clients nationwide, so call us at (866) 377-3800 and we will point you in the right direction.
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