According to statewide studies, Arizona motorcycle accident deaths have more than doubled over the past few years.
Recent yearly studies from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety concluded:
"Motorcycle-crash deaths in Arizona rose 59 percent between 2010 and 2011. A total of 157 people were killed in motorcycle-related crashes in 2011, compared with 99 such fatalities in 2010."
Because of these frightening statistics, Governor Jan Brewer has ordered both the GOHS and Arizona Department of Transportation to develop a range of strategies in an attempt to roll the trend back.
ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel stated:
"At least it starts with the recommendation that drivers heed the advice to go get the training. We dont have anything yet that would be the incentive, but we are certainly looking into that."
Nintzel further informed that the state's various public safety agencies will be working with additional related organizations to update what is known as the Arizona Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
As a Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyer, you work with victims of these types of devastating accident on a regular basis.
Riding a motorycle is inherently dangerous because of both the lack of physical protection to the rider in the event of a collision, and the fact that drivers of other vehicles have a harder time discerning these bikes while navigating the roadways.
The answer to effectively bringing down the number of fatal crashes involving motorcycles in Arizona is certainly a difficult proposition, but our Phoenix motorcycle crash law firm is hopeful that something can and will be done.