You are finally in a position to buy your first motorcycle. You have been looking forward to this moment since you were a teenager. Finally, you will get to enjoy the freedom of the open road and extremely low gas mileage. While there are great benefits to riding a motorcycle, there are also many dangers. Motorcycle riders have a 30 percent higher risk of dying in a car crash versus people in a car.
No matter the type of vehicle, it is important for road users to ensure that the tires are in safe condition before they drive. Doing so not only keeps them safer but also helps protect others on the road. Motorcyclists in New Jersey could follow some simple safety tips to achieve this.
New Jersey drivers may have the ability to communicate with other drivers around them, according to a report released on Jan. 6. In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that they were rolling out communication technologies that would allow small vehicles, including passenger cars and pickup trucks, to communicate with each other.
The safety of the New Jersey highway system depends upon both the infrastructure and the drivers that use it. Unfortunately, motorcycle fatalities have increased 33 percent nationwide since 2003, and 77 people in New Jersey lost their lives on motorcycles in 2012 alone. It is unknown how much of this increase is due to issues with the cyclists, issues with the road or issues with other drivers.
At 1 a.m. on July 12, a two-vehicle accident in front of a Wawa convenience store in Burlington Township ended the life of a motorcyclist. The police investigation of the incident was still ongoing over 12 hours after the crash, and no charges had been filed.
On June 22, a 37-year-old man was hospitalized after he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Gloucester County, authorities reported. New Jersey State Police stated that the incident transpired at the intersection of Franklinville Road and Route 45 in South Harrison Township shortly after 11 a.m.