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Navy Urges Virginia Motorcyclists to Drive Safely Amidst Rising Deaths

May 4, 2012 by Parrish Law Firm, PLLC

With increasing motorcycle crashes in the United States, the Navy strongly encourages motorcyclists to exhibit safety on the road.

According to reports by WAVY.com, motorcycle crash death rates have increased dramatically in the past twenty years.

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles found that motorcycle crashes increased by 15 percent in 2011, with 90 deaths and over 2,000 injuries during that year alone.

Recent studies show that motorcycle accidents now account for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities.

The risks are even greater for Navy members who ride motorcycles.
In 2008, more service members died in motorcycle accidents than ever before.

According to Dave Ruhl, the motorcycle safety program coordinator at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, “Virginia Beach has the highest rate of motorcycle accidents in the state of Virginia.”

Officials say this may be due to the dramatic rise in motorcycles on Virginia Beach roads. Since 2001, motorcycle registration rates have increased by 104 percent.

Navy member Dante Curry survived from a motorcycle crash and said protective equipment can be the difference between life and death.

Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a frightening experience and can result in emotional and financial burdens. If you have been in a motorcycle crash, contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC and let our lawyers secure the fair and just compensation that you deserve. Call 703-906-4229 today.

Source:

  • http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/va_beach/safety-cruicial-for-motorcyclists

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