Motorcycle Accident Blog

Motorcycle accident blog provided by motorcycle accident attorneys with personal knowledge of motorcycle laws in Colorado and the United States because they are riders too.

Motorcycle Traffic Fatalities Are Up All Over the Nation, But Why?

As you may have already guessed, traffic fatalities are up in Colorado, and it’s true for both car drivers and motorcycle riders. However, what you may not have guessed is that this trend has also taken hold over the rest of the nation as well. Why Are Motorcycle Traffic Fatalities Up All Over the Nation? 2015 wasn’t a very good year for auto accident victims. Overall our nation saw a 7.2 percent increase in traffic fatalities, and national motorcycle fatality numbers went up by 8.3 percent. Here in Colorado, motorcyclist deaths rose from 94 to 104. These new numbers are pretty disappointing considering that motorcycle fatality numbers in Colorado haven’t risen since 2008. For over a decade, the overall number of traffic fatalities all over the U.S. has been going down too. So why have fatality trends suddenly taken a turn for the worst? Analysts claim that lower gas prices…
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Will Autonomous Vehicles Make Riding a Motorcycle Safer?

The automotive world shook months ago when it was reported that a Tesla Model S had crashed while in autopilot mode. The vehicle failed to brake when an 18-wheeler took a left-hand turn in front of it. The resulting crash proved fatal for the car’s owner, and it raised questions about the safety of self-driving technology. This new concern over autonomous vehicle safety could wind up delaying when these vehicles hit the streets. But for those of us who ride motorcycles, this could actually be bad news. Why Should Motorcyclists Look Forward to Autonomous Vehicles? If you ride motorcycles, you are probably aware that the open road can be pretty dangerous. Weather, wildlife, and road conditions can turn a pleasant ride into a pucker moment really fast. However, none of these dangers even begin to compare with cars. The average American car weighs 10 times what a motorcycle weighs, and…
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If Your Motorcycle Talked to You, Would You Listen?

Do you think of your motorcycle as your best friend? Do you talk to it all the time? Do you share a special bond with your machine that nobody understands? If you do, you either have a screw loose or you are very sentimental about your motorcycle. Well, Kawasaki wants to take that connection with your bike to the next level. If Your Motorcycle Talked, Would You Talk Back? It’s called the Kanjo Engine—Emotion Engine in English—and it is the future of motorcycling, or at least that’s what Kawasaki says. The green machine factory is stepping into the digital age by trying to beat its competitors to the market with a talking motorcycle. That’s right, a talking motorcycle! The Kanjo Engine was developed by the SoftBank Group to read people’s emotions. This technology could allow your motorcycle to have a conversation with you, recommend ways to make your ride more…
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