In response to several motorcycle accidents that have occurred in the area, Las Vegas area law enforcement officers have announced a new campaign to promote motorcycle safety awareness. Motorcyclists and motorists driving larger passenger vehicles can take steps to reduce the number of motorcycle related traffic accidents, safety experts say. One of the most common situations leading to a motorcycle colliding with a larger automobile occurs when a larger vehicle makes a left turn in front of a motorcycle heading in the opposite direction. Motorists operating larger vehicles often fail to check their blind spots for motorcycles before changing lanes. The number one cause of a collision between a motorcycle and a larger vehicle when the motorcyclist is at fault is that the motorcycle was being operated at a speed exceeding the legal limit. The practice of lane splitting, or weaving between cars, is illegal in the state of Nevada, but many motorcyclists do it anyway, according to state traffic law enforcement officers. Motorcycle deaths in the Las Vegas area have dropped 30 percent this year in comparison to this point in 2011.
As a San Bernardino personal injury lawyer, I am hopeful that these sorts of safet efforts are effective in making the roads less dangerous for everyone. If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision please consider contacting a car accident attorney in San Bernardino.