Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®: Motorcyclists STILL Want Stronger Laws Against Negligent Drivers – but many people do not. What do you think?
Sound Off on Our Debate of the Month!
Earlier in the year, we addressed the issue of drivers who injure or kill motorcyclists getting off the hook with simply a traffic ticket. While negligent drivers who put motorcyclists at risk by drinking and driving are usually criminally punished for their negligence, what about negligent drivers who simply fail to notice the motorcyclist in the road? Last June, the deaths of two Washington County motorcyclists seem to ignite this controversy once again, and had us all asking—should the traffic laws be tougher on negligent drivers?
As of now, the law has not been changed, but McGrath and the victims’ families hope that their bill will one day become a reality, and that negligent drivers who kill motorcyclists will be criminally punished for their actions.
At Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®, your safety is our top concern. That is why we created BAM, a free roadside and legal assistance program. It is also why we dedicated our entire practice to helping injured motorcyclists and their families after devastating motorcycle accidents. We too have seen the destruction and damage a negligent driver can cause and are strong legal advocates for motorcyclists across the country.
We want to know what you think! Should state laws become tougher and criminally punish any driver who kills a motorcyclist? Or do you dislike these types of laws and penalties all together? Have your voice heard—tell us what you think!