2 Ways Law Enforcement is Working to Reduce Ohio Motorcycle Accident Numbers

by | April 25th, 2014

As warmer weather begins to linger in Ohio and the popularity of riding motorcycles continues to increase, law enforcement is beginning to focus their efforts on preventing Ohio motorcycle accidents.

The move comes as no surprise, considering there are more than 12,000 motorized bikes registered in the state today. In the past, these bikes have been responsible for as much as fifty percent of fatal accidents that occurred in certain counties. These numbers have been reduced by a campaign that works in two different ways to promote safety.

In an interview with The Morning Journal, a spokesperson for the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), Lt. Travis Hughes, explains the agency is using both education and enforcement as their tools to keep motorcycle accident numbers down in the state. Hughes adds the agency will target the most dangerous roads and highways for traffic enforcement.

Education is the other lynchpin to motorcycle safety the OSHP is utilizing. Hughes explains troopers are making their presence known at local events, like bike nights, as well as hosting workshops and training courses that are focused on motorcycle safety.

The Cleveland personal injury lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy encourage those who are considering riding a motorcycle this year to freshen up their skills prior to taking their bike out by attending one of the upcoming programs being offered by the OSHP.