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Did you know that summer is usually when the majority of motorcycle thefts happen in Colorado? This is probably due to more motorcycles being out on the road as riders enjoy the great cruising weather. Now, law enforcement officials are warning bikers to be extra vigilant. A spike in auto and motorcycle thefts is rolling through our state. So, if you’re not taking extra measures to keep your ride safe, you may become an easy target for motorcycle thieves. How Active Are Motorcycle Thieves Right Now? When a Colorado Springs man checked his driveway on the morning of July 16th, he made a shocking discovery. His Kawasaki motorcycle was gone! After checking his security camera, he learned that the theft had just happened, and after searching down the street, he was able to find his bike after the thief abandoned it. Though his story had a happy ending, not all…
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In the auto world, semi-autonomous safety features and self-driving capability are all the rage at the moment. These trends often don’t seem like they would fit very well in the concept of motorcycling, but you might be surprised. There are some new technologies being tried out for motorcycles, and they could bring the autonomous trend to two wheels. Are Motorcycle Safety Technologies Going to Be Autonomous? Many motorcycle accidents are the result of drivers not noticing motorcycles out on the open road. That could soon change as manufacturers start to look at advanced vehicle communication systems. Ducati and Audi have been working together to develop a way for cars and motorcycles to talk to each other. The system is called the Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything technology (C-V2X). It uses 5G mobile bands to communicate with other vehicles and paint a picture of every vehicle on the roadway. This will allow the system…
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It’s summer time, which means riding season is in full swing! That means that you’ve probably already hit the Colorado highways to get a full taste of our state’s natural beauty. But how are you staying safe while riding? If you didn’t know, we are in the middle of the 100 deadliest days of summer—that period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when traffic accidents are at their highest. To help keep you safer, the attorneys who ride at Metier Law Firm have some riding tips. 5 Tips to Improve Your Riding Safety! Before You Ride, Check Your Ride – The nature of motorcycles makes them more sensitive to the road and to their functions. That means a worn-out part or an improperly inflated tire can cause massive problems. Check your motorcycle before you head out. Having a machine that’s functioning properly will reduce your chances of having an off….
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