Posts in category "motorcycle accidents"

Loss, Death and Mourning Through Social Media

Loss, Death and Mourning Through Social Media
  I lost my oldest childhood friend to suicide 4 years ago. Devastated and heartbroken I immediately flew home to Chicago to attend her funeral. In the days, weeks and months following, I went through all the stages of mourning, including guilt for not having made time for her in the last year of her... Read more »

Motorcycle Safety: Visibility

Motorcycle Safety: Visibility
Traffic safety is a responsibility shared by all the roadway users. However, for motorcyclists, it is ultimately up to the rider to try to make him/herself visible at all times, and have a strategy for scanning for potential hazards. Here are some situations where a rider may not be as visible to a motorist and... Read more »

Vintage Motorcycle Racer Sarah Lahalih

I’m so flattered to be the feature racer profiled in the latest issue of Motorcycle Classics. I have had so much help this season, from borrowed bikes to pain meds and much needed TLC after a crash. This article was published just before I crashed on the final lap during the last Thruxton Cup round at Barber, resulting in a separated shoulder and some... Read more »
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Riding Safety Tip- Reading the Body Language of Traffic

Riding Safety Tip- Reading the Body Language of Traffic
Here are some tips to be able to read the body language of vehicles and traffic patterns. Each lane has 3 positions. Left, center and right. Ideally a rider wants to be in the portion of a lane where he/she can be seen by other vehicles. However, when possible, riders also need to be able... Read more »

Blah, Blah, Blah. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. What does that mean?

Blah, Blah, Blah. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. What does that mean?
During the month of May most states ramp up on their Motorcycle Safety Campaigns.  This usually consists of messages displayed on a few digital signs that read ‘Watch for Motorcycles’ or ‘Look Twice for Motorcycles.’ The old crusty yellow bumper stickers that were designed in the 70’s make their way back on the DMV shelves... Read more »

SUV runs over motorcyclists in NYC

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It did not take long for this video to go viral. It is not only the hottest topic in the motorcycle industry right now, but a very hot topic in the news in general. The details leading up to the incident and the details of the injuries that followed are inconsistent. However, what we can see... Read more »
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Harry Hurt dies at age 81

The name Harry Hurt may be familiar to you. However, even if its not he has changed the motorcycle safety landscape of this country in a big way. Hurt is known as the lead investigator of the 1976-77 Technical Report, Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasure, commonly refered to as the “Hurt Report” This was the... Read more »

I Hate Bikers

I don’t like bikers. Bikers are inherently dangerous and crazed. Training doesn’t work. Only insane people ride bikes, why would anyone sane put themselves at that much risk? Not on my watch, we will discourage motorcycle riders and suggest they stop riding. A motorcycle KILLED my brother. Scene II  The US Army fielded the Army... Read more »

Federal Government To Study Motorcycle Crash Causation

The last time a study of this kind was conducted was in 1981. The Hurt Report, produced some very telling information. Feel free to read the entire report, it is comprehensive and very interesting. In summary, alcohol was involved in over half of the fatalities, the motorcycle riders involved in accidents were essentially without training;... Read more »
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