The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 was recently amended by the House of Representatives to offer benefits to those who ride motorcycles on the roadways. Elected officials voted in favor of the bill, 363 to 64. The bill will provide $325 billion for various motorcycle-related improvements, over a period of six years.
Motorcycle riding is a fun and exciting activity enjoyed by many Californians, but there’s no denying that it is also a dangerous activity, especially for passengers. Unlike drivers, passengers don’t have handlebars to grip. They often must hold onto the driver. However, if the passenger lets go, he or she could fall off the back of the bike and onto the roadway. Unfortunately, that was what recently happened to a woman fatally injured in a Vallejo motorcycle accident. The 37-year-old Martinez woman fell from the back of the bike, was hit by a vehicle behind her and died instantly.