January 29, 2013
The roar of roughly 2,000 motorcycles was heard descending upon Capitol Hill in Austin, Texas, yesterday morning as bikers gathered to bring awareness of motorcycle safety to lawmakers as the new legislative session began. According to an article from KVUE News, the motorcycle ride began at around 10:00 a.m. and went down 11th Street to the Capitol.
The ride is in its seventh year and is conducted annually as a way to promote motorcycle safety laws with lawmakers. The group has been successful in recent years of working to get not only a helmet law on the books, but also the creation of a state-funded Motorcycle Safety Course for riders to participate in. This year, the aim of the group is to focus on legislation that would focus on Texas Motorcycle Accidents that are caused by another vehicle’s failure to yield.
The need for the new law is apparent in the area considering the high number of accidents attributed to the behavior. Just last Sunday, a motorcyclist was left seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle that failed to yield at the corner of 47th Street and Red River just after 4:00 p.m.
The law firm of Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers has a team of Austin Personal Injury Attorneys that have been recognized for successfully handling motorcycle accident litigation and they suggest discussing your case with an attorney if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that caused by another driver’s negligence.