With the warm weather and sunshine in Charleston and all throughout the country, motorcyclists-experienced and newcomers-are on the roads. With the increase in motorcycle traffic in the summertime comes the higher likelihood of motorcycle accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advocates for the safety of everyone on the road, but at this time of year, the emphasis is on sharing the road with motorcyclists. Many of the motorcycle accidents that result in serious injuries or fatalities involve collisions with another vehicle like a car or a truck. Motorists are expected to exercise care because a simple negligent act on their part could lead to devastating accidents.