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Increase in Texas Motorcycle Fatalities in 2011 Is Worrying

by Jose G. “Joey” Gonzalez, Jr. on 06/25/2012

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There has been some disturbing news on the motorcycle safety front in Texas.  According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, there was an increase in the number of motorcycle accident fatalities in Texas in 2011.  The final numbers are not yet out, but the preliminary data indicates that over the first nine months of last year, the fatality numbers were much higher than the numbers during the same period the previous year.

In the first nine months of 2010, there were 205 motorcycle accident fatalities in the state of Texas.  During the same period of time in 2011, those numbers jumped to 243.  That is an increase of 38 fatalities over the previous year.  During the first 11 months of 2010, there were 323 motorcycle accident fatalities, and that number jumped to 374 fatalities during the same period last year. 

That's a jump of 51 fatalities, and those numbers are high enough to be extremely worrying to any San Antonio motorcycle accident attorney or Texas motorcycle rider.

Greater emphasis on motorcycle safety awareness, crackdowns on drunk driving and other measures seem to have had little to no effect on the number of riders being killed in these accidents every year.  

The picture was not much better in the rest of the country.  Overall, the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2011 is expected to be the same as the previous year – approximately 4000 - with no improvement in fatality numbers.

The San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyers at Watts Guerra Craft are dedicated to the representation of personal injury victims, including those who have been injured in motorcycle accidents in San Antonio, across Texas, and nationwide.

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