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Although motorcycle riders face various dangers on the road, roadway hazards such as road debris, uneven pavement, and other conditions present acute dangers to riders’ safety. Motorcycles lack the stability of a four-wheeled passenger vehicle or truck that can more easily withstand the impact and effect of these obstacles and threats. According to statistics from…

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Most states, including Illinois, have laws that prohibit lane splitting, lane sharing, and lane filtering. These terms are similar but not identical. Lane filtering. This refers to a motorcycle which navigates its way through stopped vehicles and slow-moving traffic. Motorcycles weave their way between various lanes. Lane sharing. This is when two motorcycles ride in…

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A group of neurological surgeons at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison recently conducted new research concerning the use of motorcycle helmets which was published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. The new findings discount the old notion that helmets fail to protect against spinal injuries and other injuries in motorcycle accidents.…

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As the weather warms up in the spring, we are all familiar with the often sudden appearance of motorcycles on the roadways. With motorcyclists joining the stream of traffic, there is also the increased risk of motorcyclists encountering threats that can lead to crashes, injuries, and even death. The Insurance Information Institute reports that motorcyclists…

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Riding a motorcycle is a cherished activity and pastime enjoyed by thousands in the U.S. Motorcycle riders enjoy both the relaxation and thrill of the open-air experience it provides. At the same time, it can also be dangerous and even deadly if certain dangers on the road are encountered. In 2016, 5,286 motorcyclists were killed,…

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There’s no guarantee that wearing the right equipment will save the life of a motorcycle rider or prevent injuries. But wearing the right clothing and gear can lessen the impact of a collision and hopefully make injuries less severe. Motorcycle drivers and passengers don’t have the protection of a hood of a car or the…

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Many motorcycle safety courses are offered in and near Chicago. There are courses for beginners, drivers with some experience, and drivers who are highly skilled. Many of these courses are modeled on the courses designed and given by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). According to the foundation, a standard beginner rider course includes eight to…

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Rrstar.com reported on February 28, 2018, that a motorcycle operator died after his vehicle struck a car. The crash occurred in the early morning hours at the intersection of South Appleton Road and Daimler Drive. The Boone County sheriff’s office said the motorcycle collided with a Ford vehicle which was turning left on Daimler Drive.…

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A story in the Chicago Tribune reported that motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is devoting financial and technical resources to building electric motorcycles by 2020. Harley Davidson, based in Wisconsin, is hoping that its design of electric motorcycle will offset recent losses due to decreased sales. Harley Davidson is not the only company losing money on the…

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