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Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey and Their Relation to the Law

Keeping Safe and Within the Law on a Motorcycle From 2008 until 2017, there were numerous motorcycle fatalities in New Jersey with 93 deaths occurring in 2011 alone, and from 2012 until 2016, 12,000 crashes in the state involved motorcycles. Nearly a third of all motorcycle accidents in 2017 occurred because the riders had had too much alcohol, and more than a quarter of incidents involved excessive speed. Due to these alarming statistics, motorcycle law in New Jersey is necessarily strict. How to Stay Safe The best defense against becoming a statistic is to concentrate heavily on safety. Always wear a helmet even if you are just a passenger on the bike. Not only is the motorcycle helmet law applicable to everyone, but it is the main thing you... read more

Winter Motorcycle Riding Preparation Tips

Minimizing the Dangers of Winter Motorcycle Riding in New Jersey Despite a recent drop in nationwide motorcycle accident fatalities, New Jersey's rate has increased. For New Jersey motorists, 2017 was the deadliest year in a decade, and that included an increase in motorcycle crash fatalities. Unfortunately, the upcoming winter season can be particularly hazardous for motorcyclists; however, there are ways to mitigate the risks of riding through ice and snow. Choose the Right Motorcycle for Winter Riding If you are new to motorcycle riding, you may discover that taking an expensive or prized bike out a lot during the winter is not a good idea. MotoSport recommends using a motorcycle that you do not mind getting dirty or scratched. You do not want to distract yourself on the road... read more

New Motorcyclist Mistakes to Avoid

New Motorcyclist Mistakes to Avoid For those who have purchased their first motorcycle, it can be exciting to spend time on the road. While it's an exciting time, it's also important to note that motorcycles are involved in 11% of all accidents on the road in the U.S. If you're a beginner with your motorcycle, there are a few common new motorcyclist mistakes to avoid so you can keep yourself safe. Forgetting to Cancel Turn Signals Many motorcyclists often forget to cancel their turn signals while operating the bike. It's important to get in the habit of canceling the turn signals as you drive to ensure that you communicate well to other drivers and can protect yourself. A Lack of Clearance Many motorcyclists make the mistake of getting too... read more

Tips for Motorcycle Accident Recovery

Motorcycle Accident Recovery Tips There are approximately 8.5 million motorcycles on the road in the U.S. While there’s no doubt that motorcycles are enjoyable to ride, their compact size and the lack of protection around the rider can make it easier for riders to sustain severe injuries. If you get into a collision and are injured, there are a few ways to speed up the motorcycle accident recovery process. Obtain Medical Treatment for Motorcycle Accident Recovery Getting immediate medical treatment is crucial to ensure that you can heal from your injuries and begin your journey on the road to recovery. You'll need to get thoroughly examined by a medical professional, which includes tests that will likely be performed to check for internal injuries or trauma. Receiving immediate treatment, and... read more

How to Practice Defensive Motorcycle Riding

How to Practice Defensive Motorcycle Riding While there's nothing like the freedom of being on a motorcycle, there are some risks involved in doing this. Nearly 5,500 motorcycles were involved in crashes in 2016. If you want to enjoy continued use of your bike and protect yourself while riding, there are some steps you can take to practice defensive motorcycle riding each time you hit the road. Wear Protective Gear Although collisions aren't always avoidable, there are still ways to reduce the risk of getting injured while riding. Make it a point to wear protective gear that can be used as a barrier for your body should you hit the pavement. You'll need to find a helmet that fits well and offers a shield for your eyes without compromising... read more