Motorcycle season is officially in full swing in Oklahoma. But with more bikes on the road during the coming months, the Oklahoma motorcycle accident lawyers with Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys would like to remind everyone about the importance of safety and vigilance.
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office reports that in 2013, there were a total of 1,541 Oklahoma motorcycle accidents reported. Of those crashes, 92 were fatal and a majority resulted in serious injuries to riders.
One of the best ways for bikers to avoid collisions is to get formally trained on safety and the proper operation of a motorcycle. Motorcycle safety and riding courses are taught throughout the year, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol recently held an educational event for members of the Christian Motorcycle Association.
The class offers attendees an opportunity to learn the theory behind the safe operation of a motorcycle in a classroom setting before applying what is learned during a hands-on riding tutorial held on a closed course.
For more information about the dates and locations where these courses are being offered, be sure to check out the Motorcycle Safety Foundation website.
At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we know the importance of motorcycle safety and understand how taking the time to get the training you need could save your life or that of another motorist. For that reason, our Oklahoma personal injury lawyers encourage you to participate in a rider safety course before taking your bike out on the road this year.