Approximately 4,000 motorcyclists are killed
each year, and more than 80,000 are injured in traffic crashes.
Many of these injuries and deaths could be prevented if motorcycle
riders and their passengers wore helmets.
On average, motorcyclists are over 30 times more likely than
occupants of passenger vehicles to die in a motor vehicle
traffic crash and 8 times more likely to be injured. While
motorcycles make up slightly more than 2 percent of all registered
vehicles in the U.S., motorcyclists account for 10 percent
of total traffic deaths. On average, over 30 percent of all
motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes were speeding, compared
to 26 percent for passenger car drivers, 25 percent for light-truck
drivers, and 2 percent for large-truck drivers.
Wearing a helmet lowers a motorcycle rider's risk of fatal
injury by close to 40%. Despite the documented effectiveness
of helmets, many motorcyclists choose not to wear them, especially
when state laws don't require helmet use. Currently, less
than half of the states require helmet use by riders of all
In Georgia, motorcyclists are subject to the same speed restrictions
as other vehicles. All motorcyclists are required to drive
at a speed that is reasonable and prudent. O.C.G.A. §
40-6-180. Any speed in excess of the following speeds is evidence
of unreasonable driving:
- 30 mph in an urban or residential district.
- 35 mph on unpaved county roads unless designated
otherwise by appropriate signs.
- 70 mph on a highway on the federal interstate
system and on physically divided highways with full control
of access which are outside of an urbanized area of 50,000
population or more, provided that such speed limit is designated
by appropriate signs.
- 65 mph on a highway on the federal interstate
system which is inside of an urbanized area of 50,000 population
or more, provided that such speed limit is designated by
- 65 mph on those sections of physically divided
highways without full access control on the state highway
system, provided that such speed limit is designated by
- 55 mph in other locations. O.C.G.A. §
In all motor vehicle accident cases it is essential
that steps be taken promptly to preserve evidence and thoroughly
investigate the accident. If you, a family member or a loved
one is injured or killed in an accident caused by the carelessness
or negligence of another person, contact Dozier Law Group.
Call (404) 949-5600 to speak directly with Managing Principal
Brad Dozier, an experienced and dedicated personal injury
. The initial consultation is free of charge. We encourage
you not to delay seeking legal representation, as personal
injury cases must be brought within the statute of limitations
and can be lost forever if not pursued timely.
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