In Wisconsin alone, there have been 39 reported fatalities so far this year due to motorcycle accidents. After two years of decline, this 15 percent increase may be a forecast for the most deadly year of motorcycle accidents since 2012. This year is the first year that applicants for motorcycle licenses are required to take an online motorcycle basics course before participating in classroom and hands-on training.
The course will show drivers the main functions of the motorcycle parts including the clutch, brakes, and other fundamental pieces. Motorcycle course instructors claim this will allow for more time in the classroom to be spent on important real-world application of safe driving techniques.
The report of motorcycle accidents highlights that many incidents are the result of reckless driving, including speeding and alcohol consumption. Other factors include not understanding how to safely operate a motorcycle due of lack of a valid cycle license.
Motorcycle accidents are serious, often resulting in fatalities due to the small nature of the vehicle and lack of physical protection for the driver. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident due to the negligent actions of another driver, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Our Wisconsin personal injury lawyers are ready to represent you during this traumatic time. Call (414) 271-0900 today for more information.