Tag Archives: MotorcycleSafety
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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As the “car of the future,” autonomous vehicles have a lot of promise moving forward. Automakers claim that the vehicles will save $127 billion in damages worldwide by 2027, and by 2050 these vehicles may be able to reduce traffic fatalities by 90 percent. But are these promises too good to be true? A new lawsuit in California is shining doubt upon autonomous vehicles, and if you ride a motorcycle, it may be time to pay attention to this issue. Do Autonomous Vehicles Put Motorcyclists in Danger? In San Francisco, what is probably the first but not last lawsuit against the maker of an autonomous vehicle has been filed. In the lawsuit a motorcyclist claims that after an autonomous vehicle changed lanes, it suddenly reentered the lane and crashed into his Honda S90. The motorcyclist says he had moved into the empty space left by the driverless vehicle before it…
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