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Motorcycle fatalities in Snohomish County

If you are one of the many people in Washington state who enjoy the pleasure of riding on a motorcycle, you are no doubt happy to see the spring and summer seasons return to the Pacific Northwest. While the joy you experience on a bike is genuine and unique, so too is the risk unfortunately. Your natural lack of protection coupled with the sometimes negligent actions of motorists in passenger vehicles or commercial vehicles can be a great danger when you take to the roads. Just how serious is this risk?

Risks to bikers and their passengers

Spring is finally here in the Pacific Northwest and for people who love to ride motorcycles, that is an exciting thing indeed. If you are among those who are enthusiastically ready to jump back on their bikes, it is wise to take a moment and remember some basic safety tips that might help to protect you when sharing the road with cars, trucks and other vehicles.

Riders beware: Motorcycles more dangerous than cars

Motorcycles offer Lynnwood motorists a convenient and efficient way to travel. Unfortunately, they are also a dangerous way to travel. Though there is no such thing as a completely safe vehicle, motorcycle riders are more vulnerable than motor vehicle operators. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of motorcyclists who died after being involved in motor vehicle collisions was 4,668 back in 2013. 

Snohomish County third in motorcycle deaths statewide

If you or a relative enjoy the experience of riding the open roads on a motorcycle in Washington State, you know that there are unfortunately serious risks associated with this. Whether as a passenger or a driver of a bike, the lack of protection around you and the poor decisions all too often made by other drivers put you in harm's way and expose you to serious injury or even death.