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What Are the Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are much more likely to result in serious injury or death compared to car accidents. This is due to the relative lack of protection afforded to motorcyclists. While protective gear can help, motorcyclists still risk serious injury when on the road. Here is a brief list of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes and how to make sure you don’t end up in one. The left turn accident. These accidents account for 42 percent of all accidents involving a motorcycle and a car. Left turn accidents occur when a motorcyclist is going through an intersection, passing a car or trying to overtake the car and is struck by a car. While these accidents occur for cars as well, motorcyclists are at higher risk because they are harder to see. To avoid these accidents, always use caution when crossing intersections and don’t rely on other people using their…
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Are Baby Boomers Behind Rising Motorcycle Fatalities?

They are the generation of the ‘Easy Rider’, growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, baby boomers were partially defined by the motorcycle. These machines had been a symbol of the outlaw up until this point in history. It was then that the motorcycle became a part of the countercultural cool, and America’s largest generation flocked to these machines. That means there are a lot of baby boomers riding the roads today, and that may be shown in the rising motorcycle fatalities numbers. Rising Motorcycle Fatalities and Baby Boomers, Connected? Here in Colorado, we saw 125 motorcyclist fatalities in 2016. That’s the highest number of fatal motorcycle crashes Colorado has seen since it started to keep a record. However, Colorado wasn’t the only state to suffer increased fatality numbers. AAA claims that motorcycle fatalities rose by 5.1 percent all over the country, but it was the increases in the baby…
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Are You Still Training to Be the Best Motorcycle Rider You Can Be?

The motorcycling season may be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean that state safety officials are giving up trying to save lives. The Colorado Department of Transportation is ramping up its efforts to save motorcyclist’s lives a fall sets in and winter approaches. However, the big question still hangs in the air, will Coloradoans continue to train to be the best motorcycle rider they can be? How You Can You Be the Best Motorcycle Rider You Can Be? Last month, we told you about CDOT’s efforts to educate drivers in order to help bring down the number of motorcycle crashes in our state. Though it will be a while till we know the results of this campaign, the officials at the transportation department are not resting on their laurels. CDOT is launching a new campaign just in time to catch the end of riding season. Extending its “The Best Never…
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