|Frustrating News for Motorcyclists
In the last few weeks two national stories related to motorcyclists have been in the headlines. Last week a jury in New Hampshire acquitted a truck driver accused of killing seven motorcyclists in 2019. The Boston Globe reported, “The verdict was at odds with findings from the National Transportation Safety Board, which concluded in 2020 that the driver’s drug use was the probable cause of his initiating the collision.”
The story out of New Hampshire comes on the heels of news from California and Utah in which two different Teslas, allegedly operating on autopilot, killed motorcyclists in each state. In response, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent investigative teams to the two crashes last month.
These two stories, less than one month apart, are very disturbing. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has long advocated for accountability from individuals and manufacturers when their actions result in the loss of a motorcyclist’s life. The MRF remains committed to defending the rights and safety of our nation’s 10 million bikers. We will monitor the finding from NHTSA and remain vigilant in Washington, D.C. on behalf of all bikers. Remember, if we don’t stand up to protect our rights and safety no one will!
Now more than ever, Ride Safe and Ride Free!
To read more about the New Hampshire crash click here.
To read more about the Tesla crashes click here.