There are many motorcyclists on the road in Staten Island and throughout New York. There are also many drivers of conventional vehicles who are inattentive drivers and fail to give motorcyclists the adequate amount of room on the road and do not yield as they are supposed to. This can cause motorcycle accidents. Another issue that can lead to motorcycles crashes is distracted drivers. When combining the number of distracted drivers with motorcyclists, it is no surprise that there are accidents with injuries and fatalities. Researchers are examining this issue and trying to come with solutions to make the roads safer. Those who are on the road should pay attention to these potential solutions, as should people who were injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash.
A new study from researchers at the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University says that states where there has been a ban of people using devices while driving has reduced the number of deaths in crashes with motorcyclists. New York is a state that does not allow drivers to use devices when driving. Still, based on vulnerability, riding a motorcycle will put the rider in danger.