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Unlicensed Motorcyclists Account for Large Percentage of Fatalities

Over the past ten years, 36% of motorcyclists who were killed while riding had not completed the required safety training and skills test to obtain a valid Wisconsin motorcycle operator’s license. To address this problem, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Motorcycle Safety Program and the motorcyclists group ABATE of Wisconsin are embarking on an education campaign to encourage riders to obtain a license. To obtain a license in Wisconsin, motorcyclists must pass a written test and a road test. Riders can also complete an education safety course instead of taking the state’s road test.

The Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. encourage all riders to obtain a motorcycle operator’s license. We also seek to prevent motorcycle accidents. Here are some safety tips for motorcyclists:

  • Make sure your motorcycle is working properly before riding;
  • Always wear a helmet and other safety gear;
  • Obey the speed limit;
  • Do not tailgate other vehicles;
  • Use your bike’s lights and signals;
  • Maintain proper lookout for other vehicles;
  • Make sure other drivers can see you; and
  • Do not drink and ride.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us for a free online case evaluation.  


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