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1609, 2015

The Dangers of Riding without a Helmet Should Not Be Ignored

The importance of wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle is graphically illustrated by statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to NHTSA, 1) head injuries are the leading cause of bikers’ deaths in motorcycle accidents, and 2) bikers who are wearing […]

308, 2015

Motorcyclists May Be Held Liable for Accidents Caused by Lane Splitting, Even When It Is Legal

Lane splitting, a motorcyclist’s sharing of lanes with other vehicles or movement between lanes of other traffic, is explicitly outlawed in most states. In Florida, for example, motorcyclists may not pass other vehicles within the same lane or operate their bikes between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles. Fla. Stats. § 316.209 (2), (3). Under […]

505, 2015

Texas Law Now Requires Passenger Grab Bars on Motorcycles Ridden with Passengers

In the wake of a 2010 motorcycle accident that resulted in the death of a Texas A & M student, Texas passed a new law (called Malorie’s Law) that went into effect in January 2015. The law requires any motorcycle with a passenger to be equipped with a bar or other device to which the […]

402, 2015

Motorcyclist’s Death Caused by Drunk Driver Spotlights Serious Dangers of Alcohol-impaired Driving

Alcohol-impaired driving, or driving under the influence (DUI), is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents and motorcyclists’ resultant injuries and deaths. Though many of these accidents are caused by motorcyclists who ride while intoxicated, a great many others are caused by other motorists who drink prior to or while driving. According to […]