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Motorcyclists experience traumatic injuries, even with helmets

Many states, including California, require that all motorcyclists wear helmets. Many tend to develop a false sense of security by wearing them. They sometimes tend to operate their motorcycles more recklessly than they should, thinking that their helmet will protect them if they're involved in any serious crash. Few understand how vulnerable they are to suffering some of the most life-altering types of injuries.

Head and traumatic brain injuries

Technology and intersection redesign reduce fatal bike crashes

Crash prevention technology is something that comes as an optional feature on almost every new vehicle in the United States now. While many understand that it can greatly reduce car crashes, little is ever mentioned about its potential to curb bicycle accidents.

An Insurance Institute for Highways Safety (IIHS) report published in 2015 captured how cars' crash prevention technology has greatly reduced the incidence rate of rear-end crashes. At the time of their report, their researchers noted that these systems could do a better job of spotting bike riders though.

Beautiful, Motorcycle-Friendly National Parks

Riding alongside cars on the road is the classic path of motorcycles. But taking a motorcycle out on the open road of a national park can be so freeing. Take a look at some of the following national parks to ride your motorcycle in to gain a new perspective of nature on the road.

Ride along the snowy mountain tops of Glacier National Park in Montana

This gorgeous national park in Montana has the greatest mountain views. Ride your motorcycle through the winding roads and breathtaking blue skies. Drive through the mountains at a slow, steady pace to enjoy the natural beauty of this park.

How different types of motorcycles offer varying safety features

As a motorcyclist, you likely enjoy the freedom that comes with getting out on the open road. While aesthetics and performance are likely to motivate you to buy one motorcycle over another, there are safety features that certain motorcycles have that you should be on the lookout for when you head out to shop for one as well.

Cruiser bikes

Los Angeles scooter injuries are on par with bicycle ones

If you visit any densely populated downtown district in the U.S., you'll notice that you can rent electronic scooters right there from the sidewalk. These often don't come with helmets and there's no one there to check to see if you know how to ride one. All that the companies renting them care about is getting your money. This is perhaps one of the reasons that these e-scooter injuries are quickly approximating bicycle ones in Los Angeles.

Researchers who worked on the much-awaited study published just today in the American Medical Association's JAMA Network Open argue that electric scooter operators fail to fully grasp the dangers that these vehicles pose.

Two Pedestrians Injured in a San Jose Hit-and-Run

Around 6:30am on Wednesday, December 19th, a driver hit two pedestrians near Anne Darling Elementary school. One woman was sent to the hospital, suffering life-threatening injuries.

At the corner of 33rd Street and Berrywood Drive, a dark colored sedan crashed into the two women who were walking within the crosswalk. After the accident, both women were rushed to a local hospital, sustaining significant injuries. One woman is suffering from life-threatening injuries, while the other sustained non life-threatening injuries.

This is the third collision involving pedestrians to occur since Saturday. The other two accidents resulted in fatal injuries. The police are currently searching for the driver of the dark sedan vehicle that crashed into the two women.

Why are intersections so dangerous for motorcyclists?

Whether it's because of their difference in size or some other factor, motorists tend to treat motorcyclists very differently from others out on the road with them. One time in which motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to getting hit and suffering severe injuries is when they make left turns.

Motorists who come up to intersections controlled by signals may think that they can simply turn on green without any consequence. They should still scan the intersection to make sure that it's safe to continue through it, though.

SUV Crashes Into Hot Tub in Thousand Oaks, CA

Last month on Thursday, December 20th, an SUV drove through a backyard wall and crashed into a hot tub in a home in Thousand Oaks, California after a multi-vehicle accident.

After 9pm on December 20th at the intersection of East Avenida de los Arboles and Oak Brook Drive, a 70-year-old driver accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the breaks. This caused his SUV to accelerate and crash through a wall of a backyard. The car went through the wall and came to a stop on the hot tub in the yard, next to a swimming pool.

Thee 70-year-old driver suffered minor injuries, and was transported to a local hospital. The victims of the crash had to be pulled out of the pool by firefighters.

Pacific Palisades bicyclist crushed by overturned vehicle

A freak accident between a passenger vehicle and a bicyclist in Pacific Palisades has left the bicyclist in an area hospital fighting for their life.

Calls from bystanders first started pouring in to 911 just after 4:32 p.m. on Jan. 9. Callers reported having seen a vehicle land on top of a bicyclist along the 16000 block of the West Pacific Coast Highway, a main Southern California artery which lies to the north of its intersection with Temescal Canyon Road.

3 steps bicyclists can take to make themselves more visible

When a motorist strikes a bicyclist, you'll often hear that they did so because they didn't see them. Although bike riders can make themselves more visible to motorists by wearing brightly-colored clothes and by taking other measures, they often fail to do so. This causes them to easily blend in with their surroundings or into the night.

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