Tag Archives: MotorcycleSafety
Motorcycle season here in Colorado is finally underway, mountain passes have cleared of snow, and temperatures are now high enough to make riding comfortable. However, considering how vulnerable riders are out on the open road, motorcycle safety has to be a top priority. Now that responsibility will fall to the Colorado State Patrol, but are they up to the task? It’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and here’s what you need to know about changes in motorcycle safety here in Colorado! Colorado MOST Program Under Colorado State Patrol Control Last year not only saw a drop in the number of motorcycle fatalities, but it also saw several big changes when it comes to motorcycle safety. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation took a new role in regards to the state’s Motorcycle Operator Safety Training, and it was decided that CSP would take control of that program as well. In January, CSP took control…
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The 2018 Colorado motorcycle season has finally begun! Have you taken to the wide-open road yet? Well, some riders are getting their riding started early, but what kind of conditions are they finding out there? Public officials want you to be safe out there while riding, and so do the attorneys who ride at the Metier Law Firm. The 2018 Colorado Motorcycle Season Is Just Getting Started Last year, Colorado saw a 20 percent decrease in motorcyclist fatalities. This was spectacular news considering that, in 2016, the number of fatalities related to motorcycle crashes was at an all-time high. This means that efforts by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol may have paid off when it came to saving the lives of motorcyclists last year. However, such achievements can’t be taken for granted. On the afternoon of March 18th, a Fort Collins motorcyclist was injured when…
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The 2018 motorcycle season is fast approaching, which means we all need a refresher course on our riding skills and our safety measures. This is especially true considering the motorcycle safety efforts undertaken by Colorado police and traffic officials last year. But were those 2017 motorcycle safety efforts effective? Did 2017 Motorcycle Safety Efforts Pay Off? Late afternoon on January 19th, Grand Junction police received a REDDI (Report Every Drunken Driver Immediately) report. Several motorists had seen a red sedan driving erratically on Patterson Road, and they suspected the driver was drunk. Unfortunately, just before police received this alert, that red sedan crashed into a motorcyclist while turning off Patterson Road. The motorcyclist did not survive. This rider was one of the 35 people who died on Colorado roads between January 1st and February 1st. Considering that 630 people died in 2017 traffic incidents, this number isn’t a good sign….
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