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How Does Road Rash Occur?

Motorcycles are an enjoyable way to get from one place to another. Many people who ride these vehicles find enjoyment in the openness of the road, the freeing feeling of the wind on their face, and the seemingly endless possibilities that a motorcycle allows for a rider to choose. For these reasons and many others, motorcyclists will tell you that a motorcycle is the best way to drive, and it's something many riders will recommend for others to try.

Nutley, N.J. - Motorcyclist Dies Following Accident on East Pacific Avenue

Nutley, N.J. (March 1, 2019) - A motorcyclist has died after being involved in a collision Thursday night, according to authorities. The deadly New Jersey motorcycle accident happened on East Pacific Avenue, just after 7:00 p.m.

Queens, N.Y. - Off Duty Officer Saves Life of Motorcyclist on Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Queens, N.Y. (February 7, 2019) - An officer in Queens on her way to work saved the life of a motorcyclist who was injured from a hit-and-run accident Thursday morning. The hit-and-run New York accident happened Thursday morning when a red tractor trailer with no license plate hit a motorcyclist on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway near Exit 43 in Woodside, leaving the injured woman at the scene.

Lebanon, N.J. - Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in Hunterdon County on Route 31

Lebanon, N.J. (February 1, 2019) - A man has died after being involved in a motorcycle accident on Thursday in Hunterdon County. The deadly New Jersey motorcycle accident occurred on Thursday morning around 10:40 a.m. when a motorcycle lost control and left the southbound lanes, driving instead into the northbound lanes, hitting a car in the process.

Deer Park, N.Y. - Motorcyclist Killed in Accident on Bay Shore Road in Suffolk County

Deer Park, N.Y. (January 29, 2019) - A second fatal motorcycle accident has occurred in Suffolk County on Sunday. The fatal New York motorcycle accident happened on Sunday when Brendan Coolbaugh, age 24, who was riding his 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle going northbound on Bay Shore Road collided with a 2011 Mazda CX 9, which was traveling southbound on the same road and turning left into a gas station around 5 p.m.

When Cars Don't See Motorcycles

Motorcycle Accidents in America

In 2017, over 5,000 motorcyclists died due to accidents. This number is staggering, and it's one that we hope will decline in the coming years. Motorcyclists will get into accidents due to their own driving or due to the motorcycle itself, but often, motorcycle accidents occur because other drivers are not paying attention to the motorcyclists that share the road with them. When a car hits or causes an accident with a motorcycle, it can mean a variety of terrible outcomes, including injury and death, that can cost the motorcyclist many issues for the near future. When a motorcycle is involved in an accident due to a vehicle, the cyclist has a right to talk with a lawyer to see what they may be owed and to see what the law can do to help them recover.

The Injuries That Occur in Motorcycle Accidents

Statistics of Motorcycle Accidents

With the rise of gas prices, the rise in population in major cities, and the convenience of they're small size, it's no wonder why motorcycles are becoming an increasingly popular vehicle to buy and use amongst young and single riding drivers. They are easy to park, fairly easy to ride depending on the make and model of the bike, and they are a money saver on gas for many drivers. With all of these advantages, it's a wonder why more people who are able to don't drive these vehicles, seeing as they seem to make the most sense in this economy.

Motorcycle Laws: Lane Splitting

What is Lane Splitting?

Everyone who has ever ridden in a car has experienced the frustrating and unfortunate encounter of traffic. For some cities, traffic lasts for half an hour and then the roads are clear again. In other cities, traffic can last for hours, causing those on the roads who are stuck in these situations to be frustrated and impatient. No matter who you are, traffic is a nightmare, and it's one problem people wish to avoid as much as possible.

Making Motorcycles Safer for Their Riders

Statistics involving Motorcycle Accidents

In the year 2015, motorcycle deaths accounted for 29 times that of vehicle deaths. These numbers are mainly due to the one major issue motorcycles lack over vehicles: safety features. Unlike vehicles, motorcycles do little to nothing to protect their driver when an accident occurs, which means that they are more vulnerable to injuries that can result in death.

How Helmets in Motorcycle Accidents Save Lives

Motorcyclists in New York

New York is known for many things: tall buildings, times square, and lots of traffic. Many people who live or work in New York choose to either walk or use the subway as their main form of transportation while in the city, but there are others who choose to ride motorcycles. With their tiny frame and quick acceleration, motorcycles are quickly becoming a popular vehicle for many people who live in large and densely populated cities to get back and forth in their day to day life.

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