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Motorcycle accidents a key topic during Erie’s Bike Fest

Motorcycle accidents are dangerous and abundant this time of year. During the summer, the amount of motorcycle accidents is exponentially higher than early spring and late autumn when bikers are ready to begin or end their riding season. There are all sorts of reasons that motorcycle accidents happen and many of those reasons, contrary to popular belief, are not the fault of motorcyclists. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the motorcycle accidents lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. for a free consultation.

Erie's annual Harley Davidson Bike Fest is officially underway and Roar on the Shore has begun today. That means literally thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will be taking to the roads in and around Erie through the weekend. And as there will be a significantly larger amount of bikes on the streets of Erie, police and safety officials are warning everyone that they must be extra careful and keep a particularly watchful eye open for bikers. Police officials say that if everyone does their part, Bike Fest and Roar on the Shore should end accident-free.

Many of the bikers interviewed over the last week tell reporters that it is extremely important to take all of the proper safety precautions before hopping on a motorcycle to enjoy the open road. Self-proclaimed expert bikers say that motorcycle owners should have their bike serviced regularly and be sure to ALWAYS wear a helmet. Bikers are encouraged to wear bright colors, reflective stickers, and make sure all the lights on their bikes are working. Veteran bikers also warn that motorcyclists should wear long-sleeve leather jackets and pants to avoid road rash if they are in an accident.

Many bikers also admit to taking Pennsylvania-approved motorcycle safety programs and using what they learn on the road. Even bikers who have been riding for twenty-plus years say that taking a class every few seasons is a helpful reminder that keeps their attention to detail focused and on high alert when riding.

To avoid motorcycle accidents, many say that simply paying attention to the environment and others on the road is the easiest way to avoid collisions. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact the motorcycle accidents lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. for a free preliminary consultation. Call 800-777-4081 today.

Source: YourErie.com, "Erie Motorcyclists Take Steps for Safety" 14 July 2014

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