A Southern California community is grieving the loss of a police officer killed while riding his motorcycle as he headed home from work.
It is up to you to protect yourself when riding a motorcycle in Manhattan Beach, California. You cannot rely on other motorists to look twice for a motorcycle. They simply do not look for motorcycles as often as they should. Today, we will provide you with a handful of tips on how to become the best defensive motorcycle rider possible.
The weather in Southern California is so nice that motorcyclists can ride all year round. That's a huge plus, as riders in less temperate regions are typically putting their motorcycles up in the garage for the winter.
Lane splitting is something that motorcyclists do to move faster than the flow of traffic around them. They drive between cars, often when those vehicles are waiting at a stoplight or in a traffic jam. The cars take up both lanes, but the small bike still has room to filter through between them and move to the front of the line.
It's been more than two years since former California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill defining lane splitting – the practice of motorcyclists driving between automobiles in side-by-side lanes – and directing the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to put out a list of safety tips.
Motorcyclists are completely exposed in the event of an auto collision. Whether the biker is hit from behind or the side, the consequences are often catastrophic in terms of the potential for injury or death. For this reason, bikers need to learn about different accident scenarios and how to avoid them. In this article, we will discuss rearward-striking crashes.
We're not that accustomed to the rain and chilly temperatures we've experienced in Southern California lately, but take comfort in knowing that spring is just around the corner.
There is an inherent risk to riding a motorcycle on roads in California – and everywhere, for that matter. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), people on motorcycles are 27 times more likely than occupants of passenger vehicles to die in a crash, and injuries are five times more likely to occur.
Motorcyclists enjoy hitting the road in the spring, summer and fall months. In winter, the roads are clear in California, making it a popular destination for riders who want to cruise year-round. Unfortunately, there are many dangers to motorcyclists, who are at a 27 percent higher risk of being involved in a fatal crash than other drivers, based on 2014 statistics.
May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so it's important to talk about the things everyone can do to keep motorcyclists safer on the roads. These people ride vehicles that have little protection against the elements and other vehicles, so it's of the utmost importance for everyone to be aware of them and how to prevent crashes.