One of the truisms in life is that one event leads to another. Unfortunately, that holds true of motor vehicle accidents as well, including motorcycle accidents. A recent example involved a California woman, 51, who died when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger was hit at the scene of a prior accident.
It's no secret that one way to increase the visibility of your motorcycle, especially during low-light hours or during the night, is to make extensive use of your lighting options. However, it is important to dig into that a bit to see how and why certain lights work better than others.
A driver pulls up to a stop sign and looks both ways. He does not see any traffic on the cross street, so he pulls out into the road.
Drivers and motorcyclists do not always see eye-to-eye, but they do need to share the roads in California. It's important for drivers to understand the differences when driving around bikes instead of other cars and trucks.
It is easy for some new motorcycle riders to assume that riding is not all that different from driving a car. Sure, you have to learn some special skills and get the proper license, but you still follow the basic rules of the road. If you learned how to ride a bike when you were a kid, surely you can ride a motorcycle now, right?
Your ability to control a motorcycle depends a lot on your riding experience. Motorcycle riders who have spent more time on the road have encountered more situations and learned how to navigate them. You can also build your motorcycle control abilities by taking riding lessons where they teach important safety tips about braking, maneuvering and navigating your way through traffic. That brings us to the 70/30 braking rule, which motorcycle courses commonly teach.
There are millions of licensed motorcycle riders in California who enjoy riding throughout the year. The weather in California allows for this, which also means that there are more accidents involving motorcycles than in most other states. Here are some tips for creating a buffer zone when you are on your motorcycle.
The second you announce to friends and family members that you're getting a motorcycle, you're going to hear two things -- it's dangerous, and you shouldn't get one.
A motorcycle crash can happen in a split second, but the ramifications can change the course of your entire life. In order to stay safe, motorcyclists need to know what steps they can take to prevent these accidents.
There's nothing better than riding a motorcycle on a lovely fall day in California. Safety gear is essential, and bright colors on your helmet help drivers see you. Before you hit the road, be sure that your bike is in tip-top shape and that you've got all of your essential accessories.