A 21-year-old motorcyclist was struck and killed while out riding his bike along the Yucca Valley portion of Highway 62 at around 5:17 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 1.
A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study suggests that when it comes to motorcycle crashes, the largest number of bikers die when there's a full moon in the night sky. Researchers at the University of Toronto, who collaborated with the NHTSA on this study, analyzed crash statistics and lunar data across 40 years before determining that there was a correlation between the two phenomena.
Many people dream of purchasing a motorcycle to take on joy rides once they retire. Those who long to do this, though, often haven't ridden a motorbike since they were in their 20s or 30s.
Whether you drive a car, bus or motorcycle in Southern California, if you travel the area's freeways during rush hour, then you're bound to get stuck in traffic. With traffic comes crashes. Recently, investigators have taken it upon themselves to try and determine what, if any, risk motorcyclists splitting lanes has on his or her crash rates.
A recent study, conducted by the Motorcycle Council, suggests that speed is too often pointed to as the factor that caused a motorcycle crash than it should be. They argue that police investigators are too overzealous to charge motorcyclists or car drivers with traffic-related offenses that they neglect to fully investigate these crashes. It's believed that this practice gives way to continued accidents as opposed to reducing them.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association shows that as many as 450,000 people living in the United States today are afflicted by a spinal cord injury (SCI). Some 11,000 new diagnoses of SCIs occur each year.
Rain has been falling rapidly in the state, and that means many people have had to adjust their riding styles. When it comes to riding a motorcycle in the rain, it's important to know exactly how to ride to be safe without sliding or getting into an accident.
There are many dangers on the roads, and motorcyclists have to be particularly careful. Getting into an accident with no frame around you means you could be thrown or impacted directly by an oncoming vehicle, causing serious, life-threatening injuries.
Helmet laws are in place to help prevent you from suffering serious head injuries when you're involved in a motorcycle accident. It's everyone's hope that you never have to go through that, but if you do, the shock absorption technology in the helmet can save your life.
For motorcyclists, few things are as harrowing as extended riding at nighttime. Riding a motorcycle is already dangerous enough under any circumstances, but when riding at night, the dangers become exponentially more treacherous. There are, however, steps one can take to increase your safety when riding at night.