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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.

Study finds helmet laws reduced TBIs in young motorcyclists

A TBI, or “traumatic brain injury,” is one of the deadliest injuries that you can sustain. TBIs are responsible for a plethora of symptoms including memory loss, nerve damage, and diminished mental faculties. What makes TBI truly scary is that the full impact of their damage may not be known for days or even weeks after the accident. As such, it is critical that the chance of you is incurring a TBI be reduced as much as possible.

Motorcycle accidents and helmet laws

Many states in the United States have laws that make it mandatory to wear helmets when operating a motorcycle. Motorcyclists that do not wear helmets may be thrice as likely to be involved in an accident that could result in fatal head injury. Safety is important consideration when driving and failure to follow rules may lead to serious penalties.

Laws require motorcyclists to wear a helmet at all times

Motorcyclists have to be careful on the road because motorcycle accidents can be fatal. It is important to make sure you have all the required safety equipment while driving a motorcycle. The most important safety gadget for motorcyclists is the helmet. A helmet might be able to protect you from fatal head and neck injuries; these injuries could result in severe injuries and even death. Most helmets are made especially to provide protection to both the head and neck region. Helmet manufacturers continue to come up with new materials and technology to make sure motorcyclists are protected from fatal injuries.

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