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Massachusetts man advocates training to avoid motorcycle accident

A man who is an experienced biker recently penned an opinion piece for a Massachusetts publication. He is suggesting that new riders receive safety training in order to hopefully avoid being involved in a motorcycle accident. He believes that any instruction could help new riders regardless of age and their machine of choice.

Currently, those seeking a beginner's permit for a motorcycle are only required to take a test on a computer. The writer has expressed concerns that many of the younger generation of bikers have not had enough exposure to two-wheeled vehicles to be able to handle the machines with confidence. He also included some of his own facts relating to the number of accidents where the rider was at fault.

If his article has been fact checked and if his statistics are true, then there may indeed be a need for new riders to enroll in a road safety course before they take to the open highways. Motorcycle riders have enough to contend with while traveling the roadways since many seem to suffer from the lack of consideration by fellow travelers in more substantial vehicles. The author has also promoted the classes to ensure a rider's ability to take actions to avoid potential wrecks based on the number of drivers who are distracted behind the wheel.

It remains to be seen if Massachusetts will seek to revise the process for obtaining a motorcycle license. However, there are situations that may result in a rider suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident regardless of training courses taken. For those riders, there are avenues for seeking possible compensation for their pain and suffering if they are hurt in a wreck through no fault of their own. A successful filing of a personal injury suit could ensure that an injured party has access to the proper medical care as well as monetary help to keep a roof over his or her head while attempting to resume a normal life.

Source: masslive.com, "On Two Wheels: Making the case for motorcycle safety courses", Tim Aliosio, April 25, 2014

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