What Are the Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are much more likely to result in serious injury or death compared to car accidents. This is due to the relative lack of protection afforded to motorcyclists. While protective gear can help, motorcyclists still risk serious injury when on the road. Here is a brief list of the most common causes of motorcycle… read more

Roadways in Fort Collins, CO Under Accident Alert Status

According to the Collegian Central, temperatures fell down to the single digits in Fort Collins, Colorado, the site of recent roadway accidents. As a consequence, police placed the city on accident alert due to slick roads and snow. The accident alert status applies mostly to those involved in minor accidents in which neither party is… read more

28-Year-Old Dies in Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident

On the eve of Thanksgiving, a 28-year-old Las Vegas motorcyclist was riding north on Centennial Center Boulevard in a 2011 Yamaha R1. Either defective parts or unsafe road conditions led to a loss of control just south of Azure Drive. The R1 swerved to the right and collided with a palm tree, killing the rider.… read more

Suzuki Recalls Over 200,000 Motorcycles Due To Defective Front Brake

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered that Suzuki recall every GSX-R Sport Bike produced in the past 9 years. There are upwards of 200,000 Suzuki motorcycles produced that bear the defect. Your motorcycle may be defective, if you own either a GSX-R600 or GSX-R750 from 2004 to 2013, or a GSX-R1000 from 2005 to… read more

Drunk Driver Kills Motorcyclist Near Colorado Border

According to the Daily Times, on October 2, two motorcyclists were riding alongside one another heading north on Highway 550 in Colorado. Just a few miles short of Bloomfield, near the Colorado border, a 67-year-old motorcyclist from Glade Park, Colorado was hit by a 59-year-old motorcyclist from East Ridge, Tennessee. Police and emergency crews arrived… read more

Off-Duty Police Officer Killed By Negligent Driver In Motorcycle Accident

Recent motorcycle fatalities in Western New York highlight common contributing factors to accidents. Thirteen riders, ages 18 to 70, have died in the past three months. Two of the thirteen were the result of negligent drivers changing lanes blindly or initiating illegal U-turns. According to a representative of the State Police Motorcycle Unit, “When motor… read more

Police Chief Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

The Aurora Police Chief, a 50-year-old native of Phoenix, Arizona, was an involved member of his east Nebraska community. He had been Chief of Police for seven years after previous experience in the Grand Island Police Department and the military police force. While heading east on I-80 near Seward, he encountered heavy traffic piling up… read more

Fighter Jet GPS Technology Coming Soon for Motorcyclists

LiveMap has developed a helmet-mounted optical display GPS controlled by a voice-command system like iPhone’s Siri, according to Cycle World. MSN’s Connected Life reports the inspiration for the system, at least partially, was the helmet used by the comic book and film character Iron Man. Until recently, this type of technology only existed for military… read more

Woman Killed in Genesee SUV, Motorcycle Accident

An accident between a motorcycle and a SUV near Genesee, Colorado left a woman dead, according to ABC 7 in Denver. The accident occurred in the evening on November 10 in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. The woman who was killed was a passenger on the motorcycle, which was driven by an unidentified man.… read more

Air Force Implements Changes for Motorcyclists

In September, the Air Force implemented changes to its traffic safety program that affect motorcyclists and cyclists. According to the Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group (CSMNG), the 50th Space Wing Safety Office put the changes to Air Force Instruction 91-207 (AFI), the U.S. Air Force Traffic Safety Program, into effect on September 12. “The changes… read more