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Bellevue, Washington – Reckless Motorcycle Driving

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Posted on April 9, 2019

Bellevue, Washington (April 6, 2019) – A driver of a motorcycle was arrested for a traffic offense after an officer noticed his reckless driving. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the driver at the 15800 block of Northeast 15th Street, with the incident reported around 6 p.m. The driver was found to be 15 years old, and was charged with reckless driving. His motorcycle was also impounded. Fortunately, no other vehicles have been involved and no injuries were reported.

About Motorcycle Accidents

Because of timely intervention, an accident was prevented from being caused by reckless motorcycle driving. Unfortunately, there have been many motorcycle accidents on record due to reckless driving. Much like any other vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents can easily come out of lapse of attention and careless maneuvers.  It is important to always observe proper driving and consideration for other vehicles, something which all motorcycle drivers should keep in mind as 3/4 of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle. This is most likely due to a motorcycle’s overall visibility being less than most other vehicles, which means drivers of other vehicles tend not to see motorcycles in time.  This visibility problem makes motorcycle rides at night especially risky. Because of a motorcycle’s open nature, the risks of injuries are greater to a person on a motorcycle than a person in a car. Head injuries are common in motorcycle accidents of all kinds, as are limb injuries.

While motorcycles are a much-depended means of transportation, drivers should consider factors such as speed, number of other vehicles on the road, the road conditions and weather to ensure their safety while out and about. Be especially cautious when driving at night, as with any other vehicle. Any mistakes in judgement can lead to accidents, injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.