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What are some of the more common types of motorcycle crashes?

Despite how unsafe many non-motorcyclists suggest that motorcycles are, they actually are equipped with a number of different design or safety features aimed at reducing the potential for crashes.

One of perhaps the greatest features motorcycles have is their lack of blind spots. A motorcyclist could look around themselves at a 360-degree angle and experience a completely obstruction-free visual field around him or her.

Different Type Of Distracted Driving And How To Avoid Them

It's easy to become distracted on the road when drivers focus on technology or their busy lives, instead of what's in front of them. There are three kinds of distracted driving: visual, manual, and cognitive. Read about these distractions learn how to avoid them and stay safe and focused on the road.

Personal protective gear can minimize motorcycle crash injuries

One of the perks of riding a motorcycle versus driving a car is being able to experience the open air all around you. One of the drawbacks, though, is that by not having the protection of the steel frame and windows around you, it exposes you to a variety of environmental factors.

Some safety considerations that motorcyclists have to figure in when hitting the open road include how to protect themselves during extreme temperatures, weather and flying debris.

Ways to avoid a right cross collision between your bike and car

Bicyclists are most at risk for being struck in what's called a "right cross collision." This type of accident most often occurs when a motorist pulls out from either a parking lot, driveway, or side street.

The driver either moves the car forward before looking and runs into you or they make a turn right in front of you and them slam on the brakes, causing you to crash into them. In either case, you're likely to suffer some pretty significant injuries.

A hit-and-run FedEx driver kills a downtown L.A. bicyclist

A 54-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a FedEx delivery truck driver as he rode his bike in an industrial area in south central Los Angeles on the morning of Thursday, March 15. The incident occurred near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Staunton Avenue just before 8:40 a.m.

According to witnesses, the bicyclist had apparently been riding in the eastbound direction along Washington Boulevard and was in the middle of its intersection with Staunton Avenue when she was struck. She was apparently right in front of the FedEx driver when she was hit.

A motorcyclist is struck twice, dies along the 5 Freeway

A motorcyclist was struck and killed while out riding their motorbike along Los Angeles' 5 Freeway in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 18. California Highway Patrol (CHP) first started receiving reports of a crash along the portion of the interstate that runs through Elysian Valley just before 2:05 a.m.

Witnesses interviewed at the crash scene reported having seen the motorcyclist riding his Triumph motorcycle down the freeway when he was involved in a hit-and-run. The impact of that crash caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from his bike.

3 Motorcycle Riding Tips To Keep Yourself Visible To Drivers

As a motorcycle rider, it is important to stay visible to larger vehicles on the road. This ensures that another driver will be aware of the motorcyclist's vehicle, and be able to ride safely alongside. Here are some tips for motorcyclists to drive safely among other vehicles on the road.

What should bicyclists due to reduce their risk of a crash?

Although it may be time intensive to do so, bicycle safety experts recommend inspecting your bike before you decide to head out on it. Doing so may keep your risk of human error or bike failure quite low.

One of the first things you will want to check on your bike is the brake system. Perhaps the easiest way to do this is by squeezing the brake levers to see how responsive they are. If they're overstretched or frayed, then you'll notice that they don't seem as tight as they typically would be.

California Motorcycle Helmet Laws and Safety

The California state law requires all motorcycle drivers and passengers to wear helmets. The Department of Transportation has approved helmet types that drivers and passengers should wear. DOT-approved helmets will be the most effective in preventing fatal head injuries in the event of an accident. Look to see if a helmet is suitable, and make sure it is approved before purchasing.

A Lancaster man dies in a motorcycle crash along the 118 Freeway

A 50-year-old Lancaster man lost his life while riding his motorcycle along Granada Hills' 118 Freeway early in the morning on Friday, March 2. The man is believed to have died instantly when his bike crashed into the rear of a disabled vehicle. He was driving along the Ronald Reagan Freeway just before the Balboa Boulevard exit.

By interviewing witnesses at the crash scene, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers were able to determine that the driver of an Acura RSX passenger car had been driving in the far left lane when he'd been struck by another motorist.

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