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Are Motorcycle Fatalities on the Rise in Colorado?

Is Colorado becoming a safer place for motorcyclists? Well, there’s good news and bad news when it comes to answering this question. The good news, motorcycle fatalities went down last year. The bad news, they’ve gone up over the past few years. So, what does that mean for motorcyclists here in our state? Fighting Motorcycle Fatalities in Colorado In 2016, 126 motorcyclists died on Colorado roadways. That was the highest number of motorcyclist deaths recorded in our state since officials started keeping track of these statistics. But in 2017, those numbers dropped to 103. This was good news. However, the number of rider deaths had increased for four years before this drop. That means last year’s decrease was only a step in the right direction. The real test comes as we tally the numbers for 2018. As of August 27th, there have been 66 motorcycle-related fatalities in Colorado. That’s 17…
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How Are You Protecting Your Bike from Motorcycle Thieves?

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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What Motorcycle Safety Technologies Are in the Works?

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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