Motorcycle Safety Preparedness

How to be Prepared and Ensure Safety While Riding Our friends at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have put out their 2018 report on motorcycle crashes and fatalities. The latest report focuses on data collected for the year 2016. According to NHTSA, motorcycle fatalities rose 5.1% between 2015 and 2016. The report also states that 25% of those fatalities were related to alcohol impairment. Finally, NHTSA indicates that the lack of mandatory motorcycle helmet laws nationwide is a contributing factor to the rise in motorcycle fatalities. When you read the report, it is easy to conclude that motorcyclists…

Unwritten Rules Of Riding Motorcycles

Assume Every Car or Truck on the Road Is an Accident Waiting to Happen Every motorist, regardless of their vehicle, is well served by driving defensively. Motorcyclists should take defensive driving up a notch and essentially ride as if they’re invisible. Car, truck and SUV drivers regularly cut motorcyclists off, drift into their lane or even tailgate riders as if they have little to no regard for rider safety. Assuming you’re invisible to drivers puts you in an avoidance-mode mindset. You can’t rely on other drivers to keep you safe – you have to be the responsible one. Bugs and…

Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

Should you call amotorcycle injury lawyer if the facts are on your side and your damages fall below the responsible driver’s policy limits? Insurance companies would prefer to not cover your claim, regardless of whose negligence caused your accident and injuries. They may attempt to deny your claim or offer to pay less than you need to cover your lost wages and medical bills. Insurance companies aren’t renowned for their generosity. If they are attempting to pay you less than the full cost of your medical bills or they attempt to suggest you were actually fully or partially responsible for…

Common Motorcycle Accident And Injury Questions

How much insurance do I need? The specific coverage you are required to carry varies by state. You can learn more about specific coverage requirements on ourprevious blog about the topic or you can contact us for afree motorcycle insurance policy review. There may, however, be a difference between what’s legally required and what’s best for you. Minimum coverage can still leave you vulnerable in certain situations depending on the circumstances of your accident. Make sure you understand the risks of being underinsured before making a decision on your coverage.​ Is an attorney necessary after a motorcycle accident? Whether or…

Best Motorcycle Roads In West Virginia

Are you looking for a nice ride surrounded by the beauty of mountains, nature, and history? If so, then West Virginia motorcycle roads are some of the best available. With numerous roads that wind through the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia motorcycle rides are full of thrills, curves, and relaxing stretches that will take your breath away. Read on to see what our favourite motorcycle roads in West Virginia are! Use these links to jump to a specific section: US 250 US 33 (Shenandoah Valley) George Washington National Forest Hills Rte. 39 Head of the Dragon Famous Motorcycle Roads in West…

Is It Legal For Motorcyclists To Do That

Riders understand a couple inescapable realities: Many motorists assume riders are reckless Those drivers are often the ones who pose a threat to motorcyclists, and the reason behind what we do. Some preconceptions held by car, truck, and SUV drivers may be in part due to misunderstood behaviors they’ve seen from motorcyclists. Let’s take a look at some of the common behaviors that are often misunderstood by both riders and drivers of standard automobiles. Use these links to jump to a specific section: Is It Legal For Motorcycles to Drive Between Cars? Is It Legal for Motorcyclists to Drive on…

Legislative Issues

Motorcyclists Have a Legislative Disadvantage There are many different things that draw people to motorcycling. For some, it is the sense of freedom. For others, it is a source of relaxation. It can also be a source of exhilaration. If you are like me, it is to some degree all of the above. That being said, it is the ride that we crave regardless of what each of us gets from it. This time of year the roads are packed with motorcyclists who are sitting back (or forward) and just enjoying the ride. That begs the question: Can we as…

Laws For Parking Your Motorcycle

Virginia Motorcycle Parking Laws In most cases the samelaws that regulate where cars or trucks can park apply to motorcycles as well. You can’t leave your motorcycle attended or unattended: In front of a private driveway Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or the entrance to a fire station Within 15 feet of the entrance to an emergency medical services facility Within 20 feet from intersection curb lines or, if there aren’t any lines, within 15 feet of the intersection or highways On arailroad track There are a couple of noteworthy items inVirginia Code 46.2-1220: No ordinance adopted under…