Motorcycle Safety & Training News

Motorcycle DeathsA newly released Governor’s Highway Safety Association report notes that motorcycle rider fatalities were up 10% in 2015 compared to the year before. Just as alarming, while motorcycles are only 3% of all registered vehicles in the US and travel only 1% of all of the vehicle miles in the country, they account for 15% of vehicle deaths.

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Free motorcycle ridingParents and spouses grieving the loss of a fallen soldier are getting a unique way to help the healing thanks to Caliente Harley-Davidson. The dealership is hosting motorcycle riding courses especially for the families as part of a partnership with the survivors group of Fort Sam Houston.

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2016 becoming deadlyAnnette Torrez sometimes receives complaints that her Facebook posts are too gloomy. As chairwoman of the New Mexico Motorcyclist Rights Organization, she posts a report about each crash involving a motorcyclist around the state.

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safety in AbileneChrome and steel gleamed in the summer sun and the thunder of more than a dozen engines shook the earth outside the Taylor County Expo Center Monday. The 20 or so bikers gathered there just before noon were looking forward to a free burger and hot dog lunch after a yearly ride to Kent's Harley-Davidson.

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Road safety warningsAfter an accident-blighted weekend, there have been calls for both automobile drivers and motorcyclists to take the utmost care on the roads in the busy months ahead. On Sunday morning a 29-year-old Regina woman was hurt when her motorbike hit a minivan at the intersection of Arthur Street and Dewdney Avenue.

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World Motorcycle Day Today is World Motorcycle Day (WMD), an annual opportunity to celebrate "turning the throttle" while practising road safety. As the days and nights get longer, it's the perfect occasion to ride – as Lionel Richie would say – all night long.

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Safety a hot topicThe first annual ‘Backroad Ball’ is being held in Penobsquis, N.B. June 17-19, 2016. The event aims to bring together women from across New Brunswick and the surrounding area, who share a love of riding motorcycles.

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Motorcycle safetyTroy Regas has been riding motorcycles all his life; he doesn't own a car. He rides every day, rain or shine. "They're hard to see, they're not always in your path of vision, in other words, we're in your blind spots," Regas said.

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Street Riders GroupThe Yamaha Champions Riding School to offer a street riders group during their ChampDay one-day programs. This program, called ChampStreet, fills the demand of riders who want to learn better bike control but don’t have full leathers typically required for track riding.

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Canada's 911For the second time in Atlantic Canada, motorcycle enthusiasts, escorted by police, took to the road in support of the families of fallen emergency services personnel. A total of about 70 bikers participated in the two-day ride, with 42 police escorts.

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