The Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally is back in Fayetteville and bikers are literally coming at us from every direction. According to the event’s website, last year an estimated 400,000 people from all 50 states and many other countries attended the rally. In fact, Bikes, Blues & BBQ is the largest motorcycle rally in the United States benefiting local charities.
In light of this, we want to remind everyone just how important it is to watch for motorcycles and drive with caution. The Arkansas 2010 Traffic Crash Statistics report reveals that, on average, around 1,500 motorcycle crashes occur every year on our state highways. Due to its small size, a motorcycle can be easily hidden in a car’s blind spots or appear to be farther away than it is. It may also be difficult to judge a motorcycle’s speed. According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, over half of all fatal motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle. Most of the time, it is not the motorcyclist who is at fault. Be aware of the vehicles around you and make sure to look before changing lanes or turning abruptly.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or have any other questions regarding auto accidents, call us. We are happy to help you!
“Riding a motorcycle on today’s highways, you have to ride in a very defensive manner. You have to be a good rider and you have to have both hands and both feet on the controls at all times.” – Evel Knievel