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What is lane splitting and is it safe?

Lane splitting is a well-known term used in the motorcycling community. For those not familiar with motorcycles, this term might not be as commonplace or familiar. So, what is lane splitting? Is lane splitting safe? These are two very important questions that we will answer for you today so you know how to protect yourself on your motorcycle.

5 Summer Driving Safety Hazards

With the amount of hazards that are associated with driving in the winter, you'd be surprised to hear that driving in the summer has its risks as well. From campers to constant road construction, here are the top five summer driving hazards that you should keep your eyes out for on the road.

1 Simple Rule to Safe Summer Driving

Most people have taken a driver's education class of some kind. Whether it's prior to getting a driver's license or after getting a ticket, driving classes offer a wealth of information on how to drive safely and defensively to avoid accidents. These can include things like how much distance you should leave between you and the vehicle in front of you to tips for appropriately navigating through roundabouts to how to drive in adverse weather conditions.

Debunking common motorcycle myths

Riding a motorcycle on the roads of Kentucky can be breathtaking and scary all at once. Even if you are the safest of riders, you don't know how others around you will react when seeing a motorcycle. Before you head out on another adventure, take a look at some common motorcycle myths that have been debunked.

How do I stay safe on a motorcycle?

Riding a motorcycle is both exhilarating and dangerous all at the same time. Even the most experienced riders can find themselves in a troubling situation when on a bike. Riders should do everything they can to protect themselves when operating or riding on a motorcycle. So, how does one protect themselves when riding a motorcycle?

Five Measures Drivers Can Take to Promote Vehicular Safety

You are probably familiar with the clever line from a famous late comedian, "Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?" We wish to help you avoid being identified as either one of those two. Driving with safety in mind can drastically reduce your risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Every time you get behind the wheel please remember the five safety measures outlined below to ensure safe arrival to your destination.

Motorcycle riders are at an increased risk of injury and death

Motorcycle riders are five times more likely to be injured in an accident than people who are in other vehicles. Let that sink in for a moment and you will see why motorcycle safety and awareness are so important.

NHTSA reviews the effectiveness of helmets

Many states, including Kentucky, have some version of mandatory helmet laws for motorcyclists. But many states, including Kentucky, do not have universal helmet laws. To study the effectiveness of helmets, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), releases a series of studies that examine the effectiveness of various helmet designs, in various crash scenarios, and issue a series of opinions. This post will go over NHTSA’s findings.

Motorcycle accident injury claims have several elements

As we discussed last week, black boxes are available for motorcycles. This development could make it easier to find out and prove what motorcyclists were doing at the time of an accident. Until these devices come standard on all bikes, bikers who are involved in accidents will still have to work to prove their cases for compensation.

Black boxes are now available for motorcycles

Black boxes are traditionally associated with airplanes. However, a start-up company is trying to bring the recording power of black boxes to motorcycles. Vance and Hines have designed a black box that can plug into the computer engine of newer Harley-Davidson model bikes. The black box then transmits the data over a Bluetooth connection to a paired smartphone. Drivers then may review the information on the companion app.

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