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Woman dies in suspected drunk driving motorcycle crash

Many people in California residents enjoy operating motorcycles and the feeling of freedom that can come with doing so. Other people find being a passenger on a motorcycle equally enjoyable without the responsibility of having to drive the bike. People in both positions, however, can face serious risks if an accident occurs. These crashes may be caused by other vehicles or by motorcyclists themselves that leave their passengers injured.

The impact of a spinal cord injury

Living in California means that you deal with some of the busiest roads and freeways in the world on a daily basis. This naturally opens up the possibility that you may be involved in an accident at some point. Whether caused by a drunk driver, a fatigued trucker or a person who just can't put away the phone while driving, the result can be equally devastating. As WebMD explains, a spinal cord injury is one condition that may result from a car or motorcycle accident.

4 things you should know about sharing the road with motorcycles

Avoiding accidents and keeping the roads fatality free are responsibilities is a reponsbility of drivers of all types of vehicles. Drivers of automobiles, trucks, big rigs and motorcycles must be aware of not only what they are doing but also what other drivers on the road will do. Anticipating the moves of another driver can save lives and prevent serious injury. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on the road, as they are less protected than other drivers. To increase safety for motorcycles on highways, freeways and even downtown streets, drivers should follow these rules.

Officers at risk of motorcycle crashes

Riding a motorcycle is a great joy to biker enthusiasts in California yet it comes with an inherent level of danger that may surpass that of driving a passenger vehicle due to the limited amount of protection around the drivers and any passengers. It is also true that many of the dangers faced by motorcyclists come in the form of other drivers who make negligent choices or operate their vehicles recklessely.

Criminal charge in fatal motorcyclist crash

Southern California is in many ways offers dream riding for motorcylists. Temperate weather, virtual year-round sunshine and amazing scenery make it no wonder that so many people seek out riding in this part of the country. Sadly, bikers in California must navigate congested, busy roads and highways filled with sometimes negligent drivers who have little respect for those on two wheels.

How many motorcyclists die on California roads?

Do you or someone you love ride a motorcycle in California? If so, it is important that you understand the severity of the risks bikers face when sharing the roads with other vehicles. Blind spots, inattentive drivers, drunk drivers and more can all put riders in harm's way at any given time. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that out of 3,176 people killed in motor vehicle accidents in California in 2015, 462 were motorcyclists.

Safe driving tips for motorcyclists

Due to their small size, motorcycles are at a higher risk for accidents on California roadways. At the law offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we encourage safe driving habits to avoid incidents. Learning a few tips can help you to stay out of risky situations and better monitor what is happening around you when you are riding.

Causes of motorcycle accidents

California can be a great place to ride a motorcycle. The sun and comfortable weather are a biker’s paradise. However, motorcycle accidents are a very real danger on the roads. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 92,000 people were injured and 4,594 people died in accidents involving motorcycles in the country in 2014. Most motorcycle accident injuries and deaths occurred between the hours of 3 pm and 9 pm.

How to choose the right motorcycle gear

For motorcyclists in California, staying safe is an essential concern. This entails selecting the right gear from head to toe to ensure protection remains comprehensive in the event of an accident. While it may seem cut and dry, there are many different types of gear to choose from, which can make finding the right type of equipment a bit difficult.

What are some safety tips for new motorcycle riders?

Learning to ride a motorcycle can be a rewarding experience for many California residents. However, the roads are often dangerous for motorcyclists, even if you diligently obey all pertinent traffic regulations. While you can’t predict the actions of other motorists, especially when they behave in a thoughtless manner, there are steps you can take to mitigate your risk of injury.

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