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A Pasadena motorcyclist's 5 children win a wrongful death lawsuit

The children of a deceased motorcyclist finally settled a wrongful death lawsuit in mid-July. Their 60-year-old dad died on impact after being hit at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Marengo Avenue in Pasadena on Oct. 6, 2016. Since the operator of the vehicle was unknown until late last year, their lawsuit was filed and won against the vehicle's owner in this California case.

High-visibility motorcycle gear may just save lives

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a report this week in which they highlighted their findings as to why motorcyclists wear high-visibility gear or not. It also shed light on what can be done to increase their use of it.

More could be done to reduce fatal bike and motorcycle crashes

Californians and individuals across the United States have a lot of options available to them when they want to travel somewhere nowadays. Manufacturers have begun equipping their motor vehicles with technology to make them safer to remain competitive for consumers. Even still, a recent study published by Business Insider shows that some methods of transportation are still safer than others.

Older drivers face increased risk of fatal collisions

According to the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHA), as of three years ago, nearly 42 million drivers with valid licenses in the United States were older than 64. As the baby boomer population continues to age, those numbers are likely to rise.

Ghost bikes are grim reminders during National Bike to Work Week

May 13 kicked off "National Bike to Work Week." While many urban areas encourage people to bike to work -- especially in places like California where the weather is generally good -- there are still tremendous safety hazards for cyclists.

A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer is struck, killed

A motorcycle officer with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was struck and killed by a drunk driver on April 6. The incident occurred just before 4:30 p.m. as the CHP officer officer was traveling through Lake Elsinore on the 15 Freeway.

Why fatal motorcycle crashes have increased steadily since 2008

A report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2018 shows that 2017 was the worst year of the last 10 for motorcycle-involved fatal crashes in the United States. This had led many traffic safety analysts to try to figure out what has caused the uptick in fatal motorcycle deaths here in California and across the rest of the U.S.

Inspecting your motorcycle might just save your life

During the last few weeks of winter, there have been some interesting weather patterns in southern California and other parts of the country. They've even brought unseasonably cold weather and snow to Los Angeles. This may have kept you from taking your motorcycle out for a joyride or from taking that cross-country trip that you've long been planning. If it has, then you'll want to thoroughly inspect your bike before you ride it again.

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