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.
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.
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.
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.
A study recently published in the Social Science & Medicine journal by researchers at Florida Atlantic University's (FAU) captures how motorists who drive automobiles aren't the only ones who are positively impacted by the passing of distracted driving laws. Instead, they found that the passing of this type of legislation also seems to result in a decrease in motorcyclists' deaths as well.
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) keeps track of the number of motor vehicle accidents that occur each year in the state, their causes as well as motorists' risk factors for becoming involved in them.
A 31-year-old Hesperia woman was taken into custody on Oct. 4 on manslaughter charges. Police believe that she is responsible for causing a 29-year-old motorcyclist's death that occurred at the intersection of Cottonwood Avenue and Main Street on Sept. 12 right before 7:50 p.m.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows that as much as 80 percent of all motorcyclists who are involved in crashes end up either getting injured or killed. While a portion of these are relatively unavoidable, a large percentage of them could've been avoided had the bikers taken a few extra precautions in advance.
Police have arrested and charged a 31-year-old Norwalk man for his role in a fatal car crash along the 605 Freeway on July 18. The crash resulted in two deaths and multiple injuries.
Data published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that motorcyclists are much more apt to suffer injuries or die in a crash than drivers of passenger cars are.