Motorcycle deaths in Arkansas increased 300 percent from 1997 to 2007. According to government statistics, there were 19 deadly motorcycle accidents in Arkansas in 1997, and the number increased to 76 in 2007. In fact, one in every nine car fatalities involves motorcycle riders.
The month of May has been designated motorcycle safety awareness month. In fact, the full U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass a resolution (H. Res. 269) supporting the goals of May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The measure encourages all road users to be more aware of motorcycles, all riders to get trained and ride responsibly, and recognizes the contribution that motorcycles make to our nation’s transportation mix.
Motorcycle riders enjoy Arkansas highways and roads. It is imperative that riders and non-riders mutually respect the other’s right to the road. Usually, inattention is the reason why motorcycle accidents happen in Arkansas. If you or a family member has been injured in a Arkansas motorcycle accident, please consult an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible to make sure your rights are protected.