Posts in category "Motorcycle Helmet Safety"

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 »

Insurance Amnedment Added to Motorcycle Helmet Debate

How do you feel about this story? If you had a choice, would you rather wear a helmet or carry at least $1 million of insurance coverage for injuries? Lawmakers stopped short of a first-round vote Tuesday on whether to keep or repeal Nebraska’s requirement that motorcyclists wear helmets. Approval of an amendment suggest a vote... 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 »

Motorcycle Myth Buster-Myth #5

Drop a helmet once, and it is no longer good. A helmet is good for one impact only, true.  However, according to the SNELL Memorial Foundation, the helmet becomes compromised when the head is inside the helmet, and the helmet makes significant contact with a surface or other object. So a helmet falling off of... Read more »

Motorcycle Myth Buster- Myth #2

I do not always wear my helmet, but I make sure to put one on when I ride on the expressway.  The fact is, the majority of motorcycle accidents happen at intersections at an average speed of 21.5 mph. While it is not as common to be involved in a motorcycle accident on the highway,... Read more »
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Helmet Safety Certifications

If you choose to wear a helmet when you ride, (and I hope you do). There are a two certifications in the US to be aware of. It is critical to note that helmets have been continually shown to be effective in reducing head injury, regardless of what standard they might meet.  The only noteworthy... Read more »