Big jump in e-scooter, e-bike injuries the last four years, CPSC finds

If you are a motorist, or riding a scooter, look out. Injuries stemming from e-scooters and e-bikes spiked 70% over the past four years, spurring nearly 200,000 emergency room visits, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  See our Useful Resources page for links to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website and […]

Riding a Motorcycle Safely with a Passenger

If you are a motorcycle rider, then you know there is no better feeling than going on a long summer ride and feeling the wind against your bike and the pavement below. It is a solo experience, but biking is often a group activity. Group riding and motorcycle rallies have long been a part of […]

Riding Safely at Night: Part 2

As we have said before, nighttime riding can be both thrilling and dangerous. As a motorcycle operator, you need to be that much more vigilant while riding at night. In our last post, we discussed the potential obstacles you could encounter while riding in the dark and how to make yourself more visible and easily seen by […]

Long-Distance Riding 103

This is the final part of our series on riding long distances. We’ve already discussed in the previous parts how to prepare your bike and yourself for a long journey. Now that you are prepared, it is time for your big trip. Of course, you have to pack for your journey, but what should you bring? How can you keep yourself […]

Riding Safely at Night: Part 1

Long-term motorcycle riding is all about risk management and keeping safe year after year. While biking at night is not always possible to avoid, it all boils down to one thing: visibility. You must be visible to other motorists and other objects in the area, and you must be able to see what is going […]

Long-Distance Riding 102

You’ve got the right bike, and it is fully outfitted for your long-distance trip. Are you ready to go? Not quite! There is some preparation you as a rider must do to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Tempting as it may to just hit the road and ride, a little bit of […]

Traffic Deaths rises during COVID as open roads tempt drivers to speed Up

Rate of traffic deaths rises during COVID as open roads tempt drivers to speed up The rate of traffic deaths jumped in the first half of 2020, and safety experts blame drivers who sped up on roads left open when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down businesses and limited commuting. The new research also suggests that even […]

Road Rash and How to Treat It

Road rash is one of the most common injuries for motorcycle riders who get into an accident. It is also a type of injury that is mostly unique to motorcyclists and other people who operate vehicles that are not enclosed. This type of abrasion can range from a minor injury that will heal on its own to severe cases […]

Improve Your Motorcycle’s Visibility to Other Drivers

One of the saddest things we hear from drivers who have struck a motorcycle is that they never even saw the person riding. As a rider, you must remember that the ease and efficiency that comes with a smaller vehicle also presents a large danger to the rider, in that it is more difficult for […]

Motorcycles and the Law in Florida

In Florida, we enjoy many freedoms and benefits to riding motorcycles. There are still important laws you need to know and follow, though, and because of the unique nature of a bike, there are more specialized rules to remember. Florida has the second-highest number of registered motorcycles in the country, but it is also near […]