Category: Motorcycle Safety

How the Coppers Pick Their Motorcycles

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department really puts a potential police motorcycle through some paces to  analyze their next choice of fleet bikes. This fall, they looked at seven brands of motorcycles and rated the bikes based on performance, safety, and comfort factors. Motorcycle deputies and officers assigned to the...

CDC Report States the Obvious A Motorcycle Helmet Might Keep You Alive

This probably won’t come as any shock to you,  but a recent Centers for Disease Control report says far fewer motorcyclists die in states which require riders to wear helmets, and the report also draws the somewhat controversial conclusion that  cost of such accidents to society overall are lower in...

Since the Senior TT Was Cancelled This Video of the Isle of Man Might Help Ease the Pain

The cancellation of the Isle of Man Senior TT marked the first time in history the races haven’t been run without the Senior TT class. Race organizers made the difficult decision not to run the marquee event as inclement weather conditions disrupted the schedule, and after the  race was postponed...

Skip Wearing Your Motorcycle Helmet and Save Eight Lives

Think of it this way: wearing  your helmet might save your life, but going without one might make you a hero. A recent study found that while states like Florida which repealed mandatory helmet laws did see a corresponding spike in fatalities, that state also saw a major increase in...

Should Anti-Helmet Law Lobby Groups Seek to Silence the Helmet Law Critics Entirely

While traveling on American roads has become safer today than at any point in the past five decades,  one group has been left behind: motorcyclists. Some 4,500 die every year in crashes, and that hit home hard here in Michigan in the last couple of weeks. It should be noted...