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Safety tips after fatal motorcycle crashes

Safety tips after fatal motorcycle crashesNews from WJXT Jacksonville: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After two deadly crashes involving motorcycles just days apart, safety experts are reminding people of the dangers associated with riding and how these accidents can be avoided. John Donlon, an instructor at Jacksonville Motorcycle Training said riding a bike is never 100 percent [...]

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Motorcycle crashes into patrol car, flees

Motorcycle crashes into patrol car, fleesNews from Bradenton Herald: TAMPA, Fla. — A motorcyclist has been arrested after crashing into a Florida Highway Patrol car. Authorities say just before 9 p.m. Saturday, a Harley Davidson motorcycle struck the back of the marked patrol car in Hillsborough County, then fled. The highway patrol says it later [...]

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Crashes, Fatalities Grow With Motorcycle Popularity

Crashes, Fatalities Grow With Motorcycle PopularityNews from Insurance News Net: By B.A. Morelli, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa McClatchy-Tribune Information Services May 27–A couple of years ago, Joann Zehr retired and decided to revive a habit she’d left behind 30 years earlier. Zehr resurrected her 1979 Honda 185 Twinstar motorcycle and started buzzing down Iowa’s [...]

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In Light of Recent Crashes, Riders Talk Motorcycle Safety

In Light of Recent Crashes, Riders Talk Motorcycle SafetyNews from My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22: ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt.- Vermont’s Department of Motor Vehicles reports an average of eight motorcycle fatalities in the state each year.  Already this year, two riders have died. Don Erling has been riding motorcycles for 40 years and recalls his [...]

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After spate of crashes, motorcyclists tell drivers: Look twice

After spate of crashes, motorcyclists tell drivers: Look twiceNews from Orlando Sentinel: By David Breen, Orlando SentinelDecember 9, 2012 (Jacob Langston, Orlando Sentinel / Dec 09, 2012) After a series of fatal crashes throughout Central Florida in recent weeks, more than a hundred motorcyclists turned out Sunday at an east Orlando intersection to urge drivers [...]

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GAO Says Motorcycle Crashes Cost $16 Billion

GAO Says Motorcycle Crashes Cost $ 16 BillionNews from MotorcycleUSA.com: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports the annual cost of motorcycle crashes totals $ 16 billion. The GAO findings, published in a November report for congressional committees, sourced data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as other government agencies. It also consulted with [...]

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Deer-related crashes rise; motorcyclists most at risk

Deer-related crashes rise; motorcyclists most at riskNews from Washington Post: The phrase “a deer in the headlights” is no laughing matter for drivers who have hit one, especially those on motorcycles. According to the Automobile Association of America’s Mid-Atlantic chapter, motorcyclists made up seven of the eight fatal crashes involving deer from 2010 to 2012 [...]

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Motorcycle deaths, crashes on rise in Windsor

Motorcycle deaths, crashes on rise in WindsorNews from CBC.ca: An 18-year old Windsor man died after his motorcycle collided with a cement truck last year. It was the city’s only motorcycle fatality in 2011. (CBC) Motorcycle crashes seem to be on the rise in Windsor this year. Statistics provided by the Windsor Police Service show [...]

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How motorcycle crashes led to new signs at Grand Rapids intersection

How motorcycle crashes led to new signs at Grand Rapids intersectionNews from The Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com: One of four new signs installed near the intersection of Fulton Street and Deloney Avenue SW warning motorists to be on the lookout for motorcyclists. GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A few quick whirs of a drill, and [...]

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Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Showed No Improvement Last Year

Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Showed No Improvement Last YearNews from PropertyCasualty360: NU Online News Service, May 22, 2:40 p.m. EDT Preliminary data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia showed no improvement in motorcycle fatalities in 2011 despite a strengthening economy and rising gas prices, reports a new study released by the Governors Highway [...]

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