Monthly Archives: June 2012

Motorcycling Part of $646 Billion Industry

A new report shows that outdoor recreation activities, including motorcycle riding, generated $646 billion in revenue in 2011. The report, titled “A Snapshot of the Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation,” is available on the Western Governors’ Association website. Several groups funded the report, including the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA), Specialty… read more

Motorcycle Scares Horse, Injures Rider

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) collects a variety of statistics about different kinds of motorcycle accidents: single rider, multiple vehicles, motorcycle and truck collisions, etc. NHTSA is lacking in one area, however; there is not a single motorcycle-horse accident to be found on the website. In Colorado, we can add at least one… read more

Not Guilty Verdict for Seizure-Related Car Accident with Five Deaths

Monica Chavez was driving her SUV through Thornton, Colo. with her two kids when she apparently had a seizure. She reached speeds up to 100 mph, going airborne and crashing into two cars. One of the cars contained a family: Randy and Crystaldawn Stollsteimer and their children Sebastian, Darrian and Cyrus. All five of them… read more

Avon Residents: Watch for Motorcycles This Week

From June 24 to June 28, Avon residents can expect to see up to 400 more motorcycles on their roads than usual. For the fifth time, the city is playing host to the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association’s anniversary celebration. The riders are expected to stay at the Christie Lodge and explore Avon’s best roads for… read more

Colorado Bans Open Burns

If you live in the state of Colorado, put an indefinite hold on campfires, charcoal barbecues and fireworks. The state has issued a ban on open burning, private fireworks or anything that would create a potential fire danger. Gov. John Hickenlooper assured Coloradoans that they would still be able to enjoy the outdoors, as long… read more

Colorado Tort Laws

Tort reform refers to setting limits on how much the at-fault party would need to pay the victim in certain injury cases. Currently, 23 states have laws that set caps for “noneconomic damages,” including Colorado. Major Caps and Exceptions Colorado tort law sets the limit for damages related to pain, suffering and emotional distress at… read more

Congress Debates Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

A letter to the House-Senate Surface Transportation Reauthorization Conference Committee signed by 31 members of Congress urges the committee to block federal funding from going to motorcycles-only checkpoints (MOCs). Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis) and Tom Petri (R-Wis) wrote the letter, which has bipartisan support from their colleagues and many members of the motorcycle community. The… read more