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Riding Skills and Safety

5 Ways to Stay Safe on Your Motorcycle

Riding a Motorcycle can be a very thrilling experience but never forget the dangers of riding as it could just save your life. To ride a motorcycle, both skill and judgement are key factors to staying safe. These factors are also part of the fun in riding as once perfected your rides will become much more enjoyable.To help you stay safe on your motorcycle, we have come up with 5 things to be conscious of when riding:Country Road BendsThese roads can be tricky even for a car to travel... Read more

How Motorcycle Helmets Affect Vision and Hearing

To ride safer, here's how to maintain the highest level of vision and hearing while on the road Motorcycle riders who do not support universal helmet laws often argue that full-face helmets hinder their ability to see traffic obstacles and hear on-coming traffic therefore contributing to accidents. However, a study conducted by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) argues that motorcyclists that wear helmets are twenty-nine percent less likely to suffer fatal injuries.I... Read more

Recent Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcycle accident statistics 2013The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released an article discussing recent years motorcycle accident statistics. The report indicates that a rise of motorcycle riders makes the rise of injury statistics a public safety concern.Between 2001 and 2008, more than 34,000 motorcyclists were killed and an estimated 1,222,000 persons were treated in a U.S. emergency department (ED) for a non-fatal motorcycle-related injury. The highest death and injury rates... Read more

Fools Gear Cool Gear Motorcycle Infographic

An oldie but a goodie, heres a great motorcycle infographic from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. I love this infographic because it so perfectly sums up how i feel about motorcycle protection: Here's why you should wear it, and more importantly, you're a fool if you dont. ... Read more

Motorcycle Accident Statistics Don’t Lie

Motorcycle accident statistics from all sources continue to prove that motorcycle helmet laws save lives. Government and privately conducted studies report motorcycle accident statistics and the effectiveness of helmets and the impact of helmet laws in reducing the number of serious injuries and fatalities. The motorcycle accident statistics reported from some these studies are cited below.In its Report to Congress: Benefits of Safety Belts and Motorcycle Helmets, The National Highway Tra... Read more

Groin Injuries Revisited

The Hurt report says more than 13% of motorcycle accidents involve groin injuries.  My guess is that for accidents that involve other vehicles cutting off the motorcyclist, the number is much higher.There is no protective gear that I am aware of, and the manufacturers don't seem to be designing with this problem in mind.Nonetheless, for a motorcyle going 25 mph or more at the time of impact, stopping by hitting your groin on the gas tank as the bike stops dead on the side of a vehicle i... Read more