WSP asking motorcycle riders to slow down on mountain highways after fatal accidents on SR 20

The Washington State Patrol, in a media release, are asking motorcycle riders to slow down and obey traffic laws on the heels of five fatal motorcycle accidents on the North Cascade Highway (SR 20). In the last two months, there have been two fatal motorcycle accidents near Winthrop. There have been five fatal motorcycle accidents on the highway since January 1, 2010.

washington motorcycle accident lawyerThe WSP is placing special emphasis on safe driving on mountain highways and keeping speed down on curvy roads. Speed and impaired driving are the leading factors in motorcycle accidents throughout the state.

Motorcycle riders should also obtain their Motorcycle Endorsement. In nearly 40% of all fatal motorcycle accidents, the rider did not have the proper motorcycle endorsement. Getting a Motorcycle Endorsement involves taking an approved rider course with a trained instruction. Courses teach riders lane position, hazard avoidance and they work with the rider on skills such as braking, cornering, swerving and quick stops.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent motorcycle accident victims and their families.

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