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Is Lane Splitting Legal in California?

Lane-splitting, also called “white lining,” is the act of passing between adjacent lanes of moving traffic. Understandably, many jurisdictions consider this a dangerous practice and have specific laws prohibiting lane-splitting. Other jurisdictions recognize that lane-splitting can be a life-saving maneuver in some traffic patterns and have clear guidelines stipulating when and how lane-splitting can be… read more

How to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are incredibly damaging. A motorcycle offers its operator virtually no protection from crash forces, unlike an enclosed passenger car with body panels and a sturdy frame to cushion the impact force from a crash. All motorcyclists should know how to prevent motorcycle accidents. While it is impossible for any rider to fully anticipate… read more

What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

A motorcycle accident can be a traumatic, damaging experience. Even a low-speed collision can result in serious injuries and substantial economic damages. If you or a loved one own a motorcycle and ever experience an accident, it is crucial to know what to do following the crash. The steps you take immediately after an accident… read more

Electric motorcycles: how do they stack up in safety terms

In the automobile industry, there has been a lot of hype in recent years about hybrids and plug-in electric cars. To a degree this is entirely understandable, given concerns about limiting the carbon impact of humans on a planet that is experiencing significant climate change. But what about motorcycles? In this post, we will consider… read more

Obtaining compensation after a motorcycle accident

Motorcycles aren’t equipped with seatbelts, airbags and other safety devices that protect passengers of automobiles. That means when accidents occur, there is very little defending motorcyclists from the other vehicle or the pavement. If you have been involved in a serious motorcycle accident, chances are that you have a long road ahead of you when… read more

Motorcycle accident leads to 1 death, 1 injury

Two teenagers recently were involved in a single-vehicle accident in California when their motorcycle collided with a tree. The driver of the bike died, while his passenger suffered injuries. This motorcycle accident naturally can leave the parents engulfed in grief and desperate for answers regarding the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. The driver of the motorcycle… read more

Do your part to prevent motorcycle accidents in California

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation in California, likely because it is less-expensive than driving a vehicle and the riding season lasts year-round in much of the state. In fact, there are more than 1.3 million licensed motorcycle riders in California. That means other California motorists must get used to sharing the road safely… read more

Motorcycle accidents create significant brain injury risk

Hitting the open road on a motorcycle is a pastime that many Californians enjoy. Not only that, but some people prefer to use their motorcycles as a primary mode of transportation. Of course, every rider in California likely knows that helmets are mandatory. Without the physical barriers provided by cars and trucks, motorcyclists are at… read more

Negligent road design, upkeep pose major threat to motorcyclists

Any given road in California might be used by more than just four-wheeled motor vehicles. Beyond cars, pickup trucks and SUVs, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians also use the road. No matter the mode of transportation, everyone on the road owes a duty of caution to others. Although many collisions are caused by the missteps of… read more

Motorcycle accidents can take a sudden, serious turn

This year, California residents have experienced warm winter weather — even by traditional standards. For many people, this has provided a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in ways they might not otherwise during winter months. Namely, motorcyclists have certainly been able to take advantage of the particularly mild temperatures. Even though bikers might have… read more