Tag: motorcycle safety
California Lawmaker Withdraws Bill That Would Have Restricted Lane-Splitting by Motorcyclists The sponsor of a California Senate bill that would have restricted the current practice of lane-splitting by motorcyclists will withdraw the bill from consideration, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Lane-splitting by motorcyclists in California is recognized by the California Highway Patrol and helps ease [...]
Motorcyclists often encounter problems at red lights. Traffic sensors can pick up the presence of cars and trucks waiting at red lights with ease, but lighter, more compact bikes can occasionally be overlooked. To combat this problem, Paul Schumacher, a Nebraska state senator, has proposed a bill that would allow motorcyclists who have waited more than [...]
Riders of any age can find joy on the open road, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to be concerned about. Safety is a key worry for all motorcyclists, and older riders especially need to be aware of and prepare for the dangers on the road. A new study from Brown University found that [...]
A helmet is a motorcycle owner’s best friend. Whether they’re looking for protection from the sun, road or other elements, having the right piece of headgear can transform a riding experience and make it safer for everyone involved. Riders who like to use an open-face helmet as opposed to a full-face can take advantage of [...]
Everyone needs a motorcycle helmet, but there’s no denying that this can be an expensive proposition when it comes to some of the top-of-the-line models.
Protecting the head is of utmost importance to the majority of motorcycle riders, and when those riders are motorsports competitors, the helmet becomes one part of a carefully compiled racing outfit. Helmets are an integral part of the riding experience and having the right one could make a difference in many situations. As such, using [...]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed setting a federal standard that would require all electric vehicles to have minimum sound levels in order to alert pedestrians of their approach.
The popular motorcycle gear manufacturer Vega Helmet Corp. is recalling more than 30,000 of its XTS helmets after it was found that the gear may not adequately protect riders in the event of a crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a recall of the 2013 BMW C600 Sport in the U.S., due to a problem with the side fairings of the scooter.
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) praised the efforts of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) after it released an evaluation of motorcycle safety practices.