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Traction plays a role in many motorcycle crashes

Traction is a major factor in a crash of any type, whether it's a motorcycle accident or one with a passenger vehicle. When it comes to motorcycles, poor traction is much more serious, since there are fewer tires to support the balance of the machine.

What is the importance of motorcycle gear?

No matter where you plan to ride, wearing the right motorcycle gear is important for your safety. Gear does more than just protect you in the case of an impact. It keeps you cool on hot days, prevents you from getting wet and keeps you warm when it's cold. The right gear protects you in a crash and prevents injuries. It makes you stand out, too, so drivers are more likely to see you.

It takes a joint effort to keep motorcyclists safe on the roads

Motorcyclists deserve to remain just as safe as everyone else on the roadway. It takes everyone who is driving to pay close attention to safety to make this happen. This is a big undertaking that can't be ignored because the consequences of not following safety guidelines are too serious.

Are motorcycle accidents happening more often in California?

As someone who enjoys heading out on your motorcycle, you want to know that people are becoming safer on the roads. Vehicles are getting safer, so that should mean that crashes are less likely. The truth is that while motorcycle fatalities have dropped in California, the same is not true throughout the United States. Over 5,000 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in 2015, which was an increase from the 4,548 killed in 2014. Overall, the number of people killed in motorcycle crashes rose 10 percent between 2014 and 2015.

Roadway safety: It's everyone's job to stay safe and alert

Whether you're a pedestrian or a truck driver, it's up to you to be safe on the roads. While it's negligence that causes most accidents on the roads, there are things that everyone can do to prevent accidents, from paying attention to slowing down.

What are some tips for a first time motorcycle rider?

Buying a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience, especially when it's your first bike. If you've never ridden on a motorcycle before, you will want to make sure you know all about it before leaving the dealership with it. Do plenty of research prior to buying and do your best to operate a bike of someone you know to get a feel for it. Here are some tips for a first time motorcycle rider.

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