Category Archives: Motorcycle Accident Blog

Distracted Driver Kills Out-of-Town Motorcyclist

The Colorado Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a 57-year-old motorcyclist from Nebraska. On the afternoon of August 15, a 25-year-old man driving a Ford Explorer lost control of his vehicle on Highway 62 near Ridgeway. According to reports, the driver veered off the road and overcorrected, causing his SUV to roll over and slide into oncoming traffic. A Lincoln native on a Harley-Davidson was riding in the opposite direction, and he collided with the car. The visiting motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, and police pronounced him dead at the scene. Police are still investigating what caused the 25-year-old driver to lose control, but they do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle fatalities increased by 7 percent between 2011 and 2012, and injuries increased more than 14 percent. Distracted drivers also made a big impact that…
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Continental Recalls More Than 9,000 Faulty Tires

On August 11, Continental announced a tire recall that affects approximately 9,000 tires sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. According to Continental’s statement, the tires may contain a flaw that causes tread separation or air loss. The recall affects Continental’s 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle tires, which were sold as original and replacement equipment between 2007 and 2014. Product lines under the names ContiSportAttack, ContiAttack SM, ContiRaceAttack and ContiRoadAttack were all affected. How Do I Know If My Tires Have Been Recalled? Customers can tell if their tires are included in the recall by checking the last four digits of the serial number, which indicate the production period. The defective tires were produced between serial numbers 1907 (19th week of 2007) and 2614 (26th week of 2014). So far, Continental has not received reports of any accidents or injuries caused by the defect. They claim the recall…
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What Is the Safest Way for Motorcycle Groups to Travel?

Group rides are safer than solo efforts, but riders can still get into serious accidents. To stay safe in large groups, riders must remember to: Organize the Ride – Always meet beforehand to make sure everyone knows the route, including any scheduled stops. Establish hand signals for turns and stops early on, and make sure to discuss the plan in case of an emergency.  Keep Everyone in Mind – The strongest riders should lead the group and “run sweep” at the back, but the pace should accommodate everyone. New riders should be able to travel at a safe speed, and leaders should adjust the pace as needed. Follow the Rules of the Road – Keep a two-second cushion between you and other riders to avoid crashing. Remember to use a single-file formation when going through tollbooths, and while entering or exiting the highway. A side-by-side formation can help conserve space…
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