Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month may be more important than ever with the number of registered motorcycle drivers rising in Pennsylvania. Over the past decade, the number of motorcyclists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has increased by more than 50%. From 2011 to 2012 the number increased more than 10%. Last year, there were 854,493 registered motorcyclists in the state. There were also approximately 4,000 crashes and more than 200 Pennsylvania motorcycle accident fatalities last year.
Accordingly, Governor Corbett proclaimed May to be Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. During this month, Governor Corbett encourages motorcyclist and other motorists to learn what they can do to avoid a serious motorcycle crash this year. Specifically, the governor encourages, “all motorcyclists to continue their efforts to promote safety and motorcycle awareness and all drivers to share the road and respect the unique safety needs of motorcyclists.” Our Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyers join Governor Corbett in this sentiment and extend our best wishes to all Pennsylvania motorcyclists for a safe riding season.