Motorcycle Safety & Training News

Thursday, 30 June 2016 12:01

Local teen promotes motorcycle safety

motorcycle safetyReagan Hunger of North Aurora recently discussed motorcycle safety during a legislative event. Hunger is the junior DuKane program coordinator for the DuKane Chapter of ABATE of Illinois.

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safety is everyone’s businessIf 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.

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Promoting SafetyAside 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.

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Brave Rifles TrooperHe 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.

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Safety is a Shared ResponsibilitySummer 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.

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Buffalo Soldiers Motorcyle ClubThose 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.

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Monday, 27 June 2016 13:18

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle SafetyWith 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.

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Safety After Serious AccidentMarkings 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.

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Extreme Heat MotorcycleMost 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.

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Friday, 24 June 2016 23:11

Motorcycle changes

Motorcycle changesSGI 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.

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