If you knew that a person riding a motorcycle is 26 times more likely to suffer a traffic-related fatality than someone riding in a passenger car, would it change the way you drive? Catoosa and Walker counties have seen a spate of motorcycle accidents recently that have ended in the tragic loss of life.
Aside from the risk of rain Friday morning, the London region couldn’t ask for a better forecast for the Canada Day long weekend. With plenty of sunshine and daily highs in the low 20’s, there’s no doubt many will be hitting the road, or the water, to celebrate the country’s 149th birthday.
He started his day a little later than usual. The Trooper grabbed his motorcycle safety gear, his keys and rushed toward base. As he rode his bike, he noticed a vehicle quickly approaching him and darting between lanes in his side mirrors.
Summer is the best time to ride if you have a motorcycle but it can also be the most dangerous. The season is only just getting underway and there's been a number of accidents and collisions involving motorcycles.
Those driving down Lee Street in downtown Alexandria may have noticed a lone wreath sitting in an empty lot marking a historical event that occurred in 1942. The wreath has been laid there each Memorial Day to honor soldiers killed in the Lee Street Riots.
With so many accidents over the weekend we met with officials at Thunder in the Valley to talk about motorcycle safety. During the four day motorcycle rally in the city the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation set up a booth promoting safe riding wearing proper gear and riding sober.
Markings on the street near Parkside and Broadway show where a motorcycle rider was seriously hurt Saturday night. Police say a woman turned left in front of him, his motorcycle sliding under the front of the car.
Most parts of the country are already feeling some heat in the 2016 riding season—lucky them! The rest of us here up north are waiting, and with that warm weather will be more great riding weather and eventually some real heat.
SGI is implementing the next phase of the Motorcycle Graduated Driver Licensing (MGDL) program changes in an effort to improve safety for new motorcyclists. “New motorcycle riders are more likely to be involved in collisions than experienced riders, especially in the first three years of riding,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI.
Thirty motorcycle riders from two battalions of 4th Military Information Support Group assembled at Gabriel Range, May 26, to inspect their bikes and practice safe riding techniques before rolling out for a motorcycle dealership in Asheboro, North Carolina.