Riding a motorcycle may seem simple, but like all vehicles, responsible handling requires skill and experience. Bikers are particularly vulnerable to injuries – even with proper safety gear – which is why following the rules of the road is so critical.
A car accident may last only a few seconds, but the injuries that result can last a lifetime. There are millions of collisions across the United States each year, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, many of them result in debilitating injuries and fatalities. In 2012, there were 30,000 fatal car crashes, and more than 1.6 million caused serious wounds.
Nevada roads host a multitude of car accidents each year, and a significant percentage of them are either fatal or cause serious injuries to the driver or passengers involved. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, there were 235 fatal crashes on state roads in 2010, as well as more than 18,000 injury accidents. When counting crashes that caused property damage, the total accident count during that year exceeded 50,000.