Driving a motorcycle can be an extraordinary thrill. The fresh air all around you and the feeling of freedom are hard to beat. Compared with a passenger vehicle, motorcycles are more efficient and easy to maneuver. It should come as little surprise, then, that many times accidents involving a motorcycle were the fault of the other driver, not the person on the motorcycle.
The federal Department of Transportation mandates that every motorcycle helmet sold in America meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218. The standard sets minimum performance levels that helmets have to meet to adequately protect riders' brains and heads in motorcycle accidents.
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, questions go rushing through your mind. Do you call the police? Do you need a lawyer? Should I call a loved one?
Memorial Day weekend is the culmination of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, but being alert to those riding their two-wheeled cycles is important all 12 months out of the year. It's incumbent upon the riders to make themselves as visible as possible when riding, but learning how to safely share the road with motorcycle enthusiasts is important for all.
It was a mild winter, but New Yorkers are still eager to get out and celebrate spring. One way to do that is to get on your motorcycle and ride.
The New York state laws regarding motorcycle regulations are found in the Vehicle and Traffic Laws under Section 501.
Those who love to travel the open road on their two-wheeled cycles are aware of the dangers they face, yet crave the freedom and the adrenaline rush of "wind therapy."
If you want to be licensed to ride a motorcycle in New York, the following frequently asked questions may be helpful:
Of the more than 8 million motorcycles being ridden in 2013, statistics indicate that, per mile, those riding motorcycles were approximately 26 times more likely to have a fatal accident that those in automobiles. Their rate of injury was also five times higher than their counterparts in four-wheelers.
Riding motorcycles is a fun hobby to pursue. However, motorcycle enthusiasts should never consume alcohol or other intoxicants when they plan to ride. Below are some facts related to motorcycles and alcohol consumption.