Spring Is Here; Look Out for Motorcycles


Victoria Ford
April 14, 2021
By Victoria Ford

WIPEOUT: This biker dropped regulate just after placing the curbing alongside the entrance ramp. (Picture Courtesy Stafford Township Law enforcement Department)
Robert Perotti, 53, of Tuckerton was thrown from his bike and critically wounded when he crashed his 2004 Suzuki on April 10 evidently he overshot the entrance ramp in a merge on to eastbound Route 72 from northbound Route 9 in Manahawkin, Stafford Township law enforcement noted.
A retired fight medic driving by stopped and “rendered life-saving measures until paramedics and police arrived on scene,” law enforcement stated.
Perotti was not wearing an authorized helmet at the time of the crash, in accordance to law enforcement. He was airlifted to Robert Wooden Johnson College Medical center in New Brunswick. Witnesses with info should call investigating officer Justin Pascale at 609-597-1189, extension 8436 or jpascale@staffordpolice.org.
Although Perotti’s accident did not require any other motor vehicles, it serves as a segue into a public services announcement that the month of May is specified Motorcycle Safety Recognition Thirty day period, to persuade all car motorists and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each and every other. The N.J. Section of Transportation reminds drivers to “eliminate interruptions and try to remember to be aware that your check out of a motorcycle may usually be obstructed.”
A different excellent observe is to give motorcyclists further place to maneuver or end in an emergency.
In accordance to the National Security Council, above 5,000 bike riders and travellers died in crashes in 2017 (far more than twice the quantity from 10 a long time earlier) 28% ended up drunk, and 91% were being guys. NSC also experiences motorcycles make up 3% of all registered cars, and only .6% of all automobile miles traveled in the U.S. still motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all visitors fatalities in 2017. Of all the fatalities, 36% were being 50 or older, in accordance to the Insurance coverage Institute for Highway Protection.
The large vast majority of cars on the highway are vehicles, vans and vans, and lots of motorists rarely believe about motorcycles. In most bicycle and non-bike collisions, it’s normally the non-bicycle operator’s fault, according to the Countrywide Highway Website traffic Protection Administration – whether or not due to the fact a driver fails to see the bike or anticipate its actions, or is basically distracted.
“There is a continuing want to assistance other motorists ‘think’ bikes and to teach motorcyclists to be aware of this challenge.”  —V.F.

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