One early evening in late July, a car turned in front of a motorcyclist while entering a shopping center in Aurora, Colorado. The shopping center was located at the corner of Mississippi Avenue and Quentin Street. The motorcycle rider was traveling west on Mississippi Avenue just east of Peoria Street, and struck the car broadside.… read more
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The Colorado Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a 57-year-old motorcyclist from Nebraska. On the afternoon of August 15, a 25-year-old man driving a Ford Explorer lost control of his vehicle on Highway 62 near Ridgeway. According to reports, the driver veered off the road and overcorrected, causing his SUV to roll over… read more
Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable on the road, due to a lack of safety features like seatbelts and airbags. Distracted drivers can be a huge danger to motorcyclists, but more than 40 percent of motorcycle fatalities are single-vehicle collisions. On Saturday, August 3, a Texas man was fatally injured after he lost control of his motorcycle… read more
Motorcycles can be fun and fast, but all motorcyclists need proper training to ride safely. Due to motorcycles’ size, speed and lack of safety features, an untrained rider can put themselves and all other motorists in danger. Operating a motorcycle requires more concentration and regular adjustments than a car. Even simple actions, like pulling out… read more
Motorcyclists are often characterized as thrill-seekers and daredevils, but research shows they may be more careful than drivers. According to a study conducted by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2003, drivers are responsible for 80 percent of all accidents between and cars motorcyclists. The unfortunate truth is that motorcyclists may cause fewer accidents,… read more
Many drivers are suffering from medical conditions that can make them dangerous on the road. Some conditions, like epilepsy, sleep disorders, nerve damage and psychological disorders, only exhibit symptoms occasionally, but the consequences can be deadly if they strike behind the wheel. Am I Liable If Prescription Drugs Caused My Accident? Drivers can also be… read more
Every driver on the road has a “duty of reasonable care” to other motorists, meaning that drivers have to drive responsibly to avoid causing harm or injury. A huge part of this responsibility is being aware of others on the road, especially vulnerable parties like motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicycle riders. Cars turning left are more… read more
To stay safe, motorcyclists have to regularly inspect their bikes for any signs of wear. Broken or unstable parts, strange noises and leaking fluid may indicate that your bike needs maintenance, which could make all the difference in the event of an accident. Regular maintenance can help you detect any defective parts and help keep… read more
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the oldest motorsport races in the U.S. For more than 90 years, hundreds of motorcycle and auto racers have tested their skills on the track, which spans 12.42 miles and climbs 5,000 feet up the famous mountain. Only amateurs are fooled by the term motorsport, because… read more
Some motorcycle enthusiasts set their bikes apart by having the latest model and the most innovative technology. Vintage motorcycle lovers, however, would forego all those modern conveniences for the beauty and complexity of older bikes. The Fourth Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show was held in Golden, CO on July 2. The annual event is usually hosted… read more