We are just four months into 2021, and it is very likely that Georgia will see the same or even higher numbers of motorcycle accident deaths compared to last year. According to Georgia transportation authorities, there has been a spike in motorcycle accident deaths in some counties in the state, including the Macon and Bibb County areas.
Macon saw as many as 5 motorcycle accident deaths in a span of less than 3 weeks recently. This number was more than the average number per year for the area in the past six years. This is even as the year’s peak motorcycling season has not even begun. When you consider that most pandemic-related restrictions in Georgia have now been lifted, it is easy to see the concern that the final tally this year will be greater than in 2020 during peak pandemic times.
Georgia transportation safety authorities blame the spike in motorcycle accident deaths on a higher number of motorists and motorcyclists on our roads. Now that the warmer weather is here, even more people will be on the motorcycles. The use of motorcycling as a means of transportation has become even more popular further adding to their presence on the roads.