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Here in the Motorcycle Blog, you’ll find tasty tidbits on current events on the motorcycle community including news on motorcycle laws and local events. We’ll provide you with detailed product reviews, breaking down the best and worst of safety gear. You’ll also get groundbreaking updates on technological advancements in motorcycle specification and safety technology. We’ll help keep you safe with motorcycle safety tips and resources while helping you gear up for your next ride with unique local destinations to visit.

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How To Buy a Used Motorcycle and Save

I recently needed to buy a motorcycle to use in reconstructing an accident.  There are issues in the case that required an identical motorcycle, and the original was not available.  I was looking for a specific year, model, and color, and I want the end product to have the same accessories as the original.  Since this involved a six year old motorcycle, used was the way to go. I did the usual stuff, tried to find a salvage bike that was complete enough for what I needed, checked Cycle Trad... Read more

Injured In An Accident As A Passenger

This article shares some great advice from Phoenix car accident attorney, Aaron Crane from Cantor Crane regarding passengers who are injured in an accident. A person that sustains injuries in a car accident may recover damages in the terms of compensation for bills and other expenditures that were incurred. There are several different factors that are considered when determining an amount that the injured person will receive. Liability is something to consider When the victim sues the driv... Read more

Motorcycle Accidents Overview

In many parts of the country, there are very few motorcycle-vehicle collisions from the late fall to the early spring, simply because it's too cold and wet to ride. But because of the year-round warm weather in Southern California, bikers are on the road even in the middle of winter. Unfortunately for riders, that situation does not make the streets any safer, because many motorists are simply not on the lookout for bikers. According to one landmark study, about a third of motorcycle crashes ... Read more

Protecting Yourself after a Car Accident

Protecting yourself after an accident is imperative! Below, Aaron Crane, an experienced car accident lawyer at Cantor Crane, explains how you can protect yourself after an accident. Practically every driver is going to be involved in at least one auto accident in their lifetime. We might all hope that these accidents are nothing more than a minor fender bender that gets resolved quickly, but that is not always the case. Some drivers and motorcycle riders will find themselves locked in an escalat... Read more

Motorcycle Speeding Ticket, Fight it?

As we get through the heart of winter, for some reason I started reading about speeding tickets.  If you go on the internet, you can't help but notice there is a huge business fighting traffic tickets.  For a few hundred bucks, these services mostly help you prepare for a trial by declaration, meaning you send in your defense by mail, and hope it flies. The whole topic got me wondering about the statistics involved, since we all know that traffic tickets are seen primarily as a cash cow by... Read more

Trucking Company Liability When Employees Cause Injury

When an injury occurs due to a trucking accident, that accident’s occurrence alone is not enough for justification of a personal injury claim. There is much for the injured person to prove in such a case, particularly whether the trucking company or another party is liable through negligence or another form of fault. A common method of pursuing compensation after a trucking accident is for the personal injury team to focus on negligent hiring. This theory of liability, negligent hiring, is ... Read more

Anesthesiologist Medical Malpractice

Anesthesia is a medicine that is used in more than 40 million procedures every year. The function of this medicine it to control a person’s pain during a procedure or surgery. While under anesthesia, a person’s blood flow, pain levels, breathing patterns, and heart rate are controlled. Basically, a person will not feel any pain when the correct amount of anesthesia is properly administered. Modern medicine claims that anesthesia is a great achievement, but there is always room for error. ... Read more

Pedestrian Fatalities Up In 2016

Preliminary data in a report released by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimated an 11% increase of pedestrian fatalities in 2016 and a 22% increase over 2014. It has been more than twenty years since the statistics have reached an elevation of this magnitude. Transportation consultants to the GHSA, Richard Retting and Sam Schwartz, offered sound recommendations to reduce pedestrian fatalities: Separate pedestrians from motor vehicles by creating more sidewalks and islan... Read more

Is Lane Splitting Safe? Safer?

One of the biggest topics in motorcycle riding has been lane splitting. Car drivers hate it. Motorcycle riders would find it hard to live without it. Now legislation in several states is being considered that will make it legal. California has allowed it for many years. This is a debate that has been without data points for a long time. The Hurt report released in 1981 didn't really address it. The 2009 Maids report used statistics from countries that don't allow it, and they didn't dig very ... Read more

Motorcycle Riding Tips: Getting A Knee Down

Racing season is upon us, and as street riders, one of the big challenges seems to be getting a knee down. Don't ask me why, or what the benefits are. The biggest advantage of dragging a knee is to feel where the ground is, using a knee puck on your racing leathers. What does this have to do with the street? Nothing! That said, here is the big secret to touching a knee. First, back to basics. Pretend that you are looking down at a motorcycle going in a circle. The circle made by the tires ... Read more