In Mid-July, more than 100,000 motorcyclists will gather on the banks of Lake Erie for an annual get together called the “ROAR ON THE SHORE.” The event promises to hold a weekend’s worth of fun. But overshadowing the gathering are memories of motorcycle accidents related to the event that occurred in years gone by.
As a precursor to the event, a meeting was held at a local library to discuss safety issues pertaining to both motorists and motorcyclists. Representatives from law enforcement, hospitals and biker organizations were in attendance.
A safety director for an Erie organization known as HOG stated that safety education is an effective way to help keep motorcyclists from taking spills while riding. An area doctor, who is a rider himself, pointed out that motorcyclists must do more than wear helmets and the right clothing to protect themselves. He suggested that riders increase the noise level of their motorcycles. This can make it easier to make others aware of the motorcycle’s presence.
The doctor also said that most injuries to motorcyclists occur in accidents involving two or more vehicles and that typically the accidents were not the fault of the riders.
Hopefully the ROAR ON THE SHORE will be a roaring success and all who attend will make it to and from the location safely. Certainly having a pre-event safety meeting was a good idea. But even if a rider takes the proper precautions, he or she still could be seriously injured due to the actions of a negligent driver.
A rider is extremely vulnerable when in a collision. There is nothing to buffer the impact of a crash. A rider may suffer serious issues that require prolonged and expensive medical treatment.
If you ever involved in a collision while on your motorcycle, a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney may be able to help you get compensation from those who are liable.
Source: YourErie.com, “Biker Community Talks Safety Ahead of “Roar on the Shore”,” June 29, 2015