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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.

Can the Moon Cause Motorcycle Crashes?

Many things have been cited as the cause of increased motorcycle accidents: weather, wild animals, distracted drivers. However, did you ever think that the moon may be one of those causes? Researchers from the University of Toronto and Princeton University were curious about this question, so they dug up records from 1975 to 2014. What they discovered may surprise you. Could Some Motorcycle Crashes Be Caused by the Moon? In a study published by The BMJ, researchers Donald Redelmeier and Eldar Shafir discovered that more motorcyclists die on nights with the full moon than without. They looked at statistics from 494 nights that had full moons and compared them to statistics from “control” nights that were both one week before and one week after the full moon (988 control nights). They found that on average 9.10 motorcyclists fatally crashed each night there was a full moon compared to 8.64 motorcyclist…
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Things New Riders Need to Know, But Nobody Tells Them

So, you are thinking of getting into motorcycling. That’s fantastic news. You will never find a more committed, interesting or welcoming group of people, no matter where you look. They are open and ready to help, so if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask a motorcyclist. However, sometimes we riders can get a little too excited by the news that you are joining our ranks, and that can lead to us leaving some details out when we try to explain the ins and outs. Not to worry though, the motorcycling attorneys at Metier Law Firm have you covered. What New Riders Need to Know That Nobody Tells Them Get Earplugs– This is a detail that is easy to miss/forget, but you should really look into getting ear protection. When you add together the sound from your motorcycle and the absolute roar of the wind in your face,…
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Could Arizona Legalizing Lane Splitting Help Convince Colorado to Do It Too?

Arizona has become the latest state to take up legislation on the controversial practice of lane splitting. Also known as lane sharing, this maneuver allows motorcyclists to ride in between congested lanes of traffic. So far, California is the only state in the U.S. to allow this maneuver, but does that mean other states like Colorado could legalize lane splitting?  Is Arizona Lane Splitting a Gateway for Other States?  Since officially legalizing the practice of lane sharing back in 2016, many had believed that states would follow California’s example. This has not been the case as state after state has introduced lane splitting bills and voted/vetoed them down. Here in Colorado, the most recent effort to legalize lane splitting was voted down in a Colorado House Committee. This hasn’t stopped advocates from continuing to push.  Arizona State Senator David Farnsworth was contacted by one of his constituents, and though he’s not “enthusiastic” about the lane…
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