Getting your motorcycle license requires you to drive numerous miles on your bike, as well as be comfortable handling it. In addition, you must know the basic safety tips to avoid a motorcycle accident. Just like practicing anything else in life, it is important to practice riding properly and to not act in a careless manner. We’ve put together a list of things not to do when it comes to riding your motorcycle.
Riding a motorcycle requires an incredible amount of skill and control. It becomes even more challenging when you ride with a passenger, as the dynamics you’ve become accustomed to as a solo rider change considerably. Not only are you responsible for your own safety, you are responsible for your passenger’s safety as well. It’s a responsibility that should be left to the experienced motorcyclist. In honor of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we’re asking motorcyclists to keep these important points in mind when taking to the streets with a passenger in tow.
According to estimates from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), motorcycle fatalities have increased by 10% nationwide in the last year. This marks the first time since 2008 and the third time in US history that the number of motorcyclist deaths surpassed 5,000. The report comes in the midst of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, reminding us of the important responsibility we have as drivers. [Read more…]
Staying informed about motorcycle safety is one of the best things you can do as a rider. However, it is important to ensure the information you have is accurate. There are numerous misconceptions that surround motorcycle safety, many of which are thought to be factual. But these faulty “facts” could be putting you and those you share the road with at risk. In honor of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we’ve uncovered the truth behind some of the most common motorcycle safety myths. [Read more…]
May marks the start of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an initiative to remind drivers behind both handlebars and steering wheels to be cautious of those they share the road with. As summer nears closer, more and more motorcyclists take to the road, making it more important than ever to be mindful of our surroundings in an effort to keep our roads safe. [Read more…]
Traffic congestion is one of the most dangerous situations for motorcyclists on the road. According to the Hurt Report, a comprehensive motorcycle accident causation study, 59% of motorcycle accidents occurred in moderate or heavy traffic conditions. To avoid sitting in traffic, many motorcyclists engage in lane splitting. Lane splitting is the practice of driving a motorcycle in the space between two lanes, amid stopped or slow moving cars. This act has been thought to be a contributing factor in the high percentage of motorcycle accidents. However, studies report just the opposite. [Read more…]
One of the best things about living in Southern California is the weather. Because it’s so warm all year, it gives motorcyclists the ability to ride almost any time they want. Because of this, it’s important to take the necessary precautions while you are riding your motorcycle to reduce your risk of getting into an accident.
Motorcycle racing is an adventurous sport that provides thrill, excitement, and pleasure to riders worldwide. The sport is especially popular in Southern California, where riders can flock to the desert environments natural to the area to ride. Although an exhilarating sport, motorcycle accidents can occur. Wearing a motorcycle helmet, in particular, has proven to be an effective measure against motorcycle-related fatalities. [Read more…]
Senior Partner Greg Owen has been riding, racing, building, restoring, and collecting motorcycles for over 40 years. In the 1970’s he was a professional motocross racer but left the profession to become a lawyer so that he could help his fellow cyclists who needed justice and had no other place to turn.
Greg has helped hundreds of injured victims obtain in excess of 900 million dollars. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is critical that your attorney has the background not only as a trial lawyer but as a motorcycle enthusiast. [Read more…]