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Finally, we are seeing some warm weather here in Utah. It’s so nice to go outside and feel the sun on your face. However, as with any shift in seasons, there are dangers. In this blog post, we will dive into how motorcycle riders can be safer on the sunny roads that are coming. Tragedy: This weekend in Utah there were three motorcycle fatalities. These were tragic events in which two of the fatal accidents could have been avoided. The Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) warns motorcycle riders to ride like they can’t be seen by anyone else. UHP Sgt. Danny Allen says that motorcycle riders should “…ride with the mentality that no one can see them.” As referenced before, there were three fatal motorcycle accidents this weekend: two were due to the actions of other drivers. A 55-year-old man, Darryl Nelson, was killed on Saturday evening in Smithfield, UT because a truck turned in front of him. A 38-year-old man, Ryan Smith, was killed on Sunday night in Riverton, UT after a pickup truck made a left turn in front of him. A 38-year-old man, Kevin Swoffer, was killed Sunday afternoon off of Route 128 after taking a turn too

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We know that Mother’s Day is coming up! We also know that finding the perfect gift for the woman that raised you (or that you are super close with) is difficult. Here are a few ideas that we think that your mother will like on her special day: Sweat-Proof Makeup for Your Mother One of the most annoying things is taking the time to apply makeup to just sweat it off in the summer heat. There are a few essentials when it comes to make up: lipstick, foundation and mascara. We have found a few high-quality options that to pick from. Dior is a great makeup brand but we found this “Addict Lip Tattoo Long-Wearing Color Tint” that doesn’t come off when you drink or eat food. Great shades to choose from! For foundation, we found a cheap but reliable contestant. L’Oréal has a foundation called “Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation”. It lasts for up to 24 hours! Seriously, that’s amazing! And last but not least, a mascara that doesn’t run when her sweat does! MAC has amazing mascara for all occasions. MAC’s “In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Mascara” will saturate her lashes from root to tip and won’t smear when she rubs

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Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. In fact, motorcyclists are far more likely than motorists to sustain serious or fatal injuries in an accident. Because of this, motorcyclists should do everything possible to avoid getting into an accident. Here’s a look at some of the most common types of accidents–and how to avoid them: Left Turn Accidents Motorcyclists are often hit by cars that turn left in front of them. These accidents usually occur because the motorist either cannot see you or misjudges how fast you are traveling. To avoid these accidents, it’s important to stay aware of your surroundings. If you see a car in this position, slow down and cover your brake until you have safely passed the vehicle. If you’re traveling at a slower speed and prepared to apply the brakes, you may be able to avoid a serious left turn accident. Changing Lane Accidents A lot of motorcycle accidents occur when a driver attempts to move into a motorcyclist’s lane because he is unable to see the motorcyclist. Some drivers will turn on their turning signals prior to changing lanes, but others will not give any warning whatsoever. Reduce your risk of getting into this type of

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There are some upcoming rides that we here at Utah Bike Law sponsor. It’s important to be involved with the community that you are helping. As riders ourselves, we want to give back and support the community that we hold so dear. Shriners Utah Kids Ride One of the first rides that we are sponsoring this year is the Shriners Utah Kids Ride. This ride is happening April 28, 2018. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and the ride starts at 10:00 a.m. This ride is to help those kids that are at Shriner’s Hospital for Children have a better time while they are there. This year they want to present Shriner’s Hospital with more money than before! Ride with the Pigs This event starts June 2, 2018. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. and the actual ride leaves at 9:30 a.m. This ride is incredible. All the proceeds that are gathered from this ride goes to benefit local children’s charities. The Police Officers and the volunteers that work this event are working together to provide a way for children are less fortunate and need help. The ride itself is unique because we will be riding alongside Police Motor Officers! The ride

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To break from the crashes and the mundane blogs, I thought that I would share some crazy motorcycle facts and tidbits of knowledge. Some of them are comical and some of are just crazy. I want you have some things to say next time you have a block party or ride with your friends. To Helmet or Not to Helmet? There are different laws in the United States about wearing a helmet. There are only three states in the United States that do not require motorcycle riders to ride helmets. Those three states are Iowa, Illinois, and New Hampshire. Twenty-eight states require helmets for certain riders. Nineteen states, including the District of Columbia, require helmets for riders of any capacity (driver or passenger). Of course, when riding across the nation you should conform to the requirements of each state—PIA we know;)) Longest Motorcycle Ride This is one of those facts that is hard to comprehend! Emilio Scotto holds the world record for longest motorcycle ride. This ride spanned over ten years, 279 countries and over 450,000 miles. What?! That’s almost half of my life! It’s almost like a Forest Gump story, ride and ride until you just don’t feel like

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It is important to understand how important it is to be safe when riding around at night and during your commutes to work or wherever you are going. Since it is starting to warm up, more crashes are happening that involve motorcycle riders. It is important to always wear protective gear and to make sure that you are always visible to other drivers. We all know that most drivers can’t see motorcycle drivers. October 29, 2017 – South Salt Lake A 38-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident in South Salt Lake. According to the reports, the motorcycle rider t-boned a Jeep that was turning into an apartment complex. It was not clear if the rider was wearing a helmet or not. February 13, 2018 – American Fork A 21-year-old man smashed into the side of a school bus around 2:30 p.m. The man was on his bullet bike when he hit the side of the bus that had 20 students in the bus. It was hard to say what caused the crash. The man was transported to the Utah Valley Hospital since he sustained significant head injuries. March 20, 2018 – Saratoga Springs One person has died in

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It is funny to look back at your second-grade drawings of what you thought the future would be like. You drew flying cars, hover boards, robots everywhere, and so many other futuristic ideas. Some of us might have even drawn self-driving cars. Well if there were a prize for guessing what the future would be like, people that guessed that there would be self-driven cars would win! Uber, Lyft, and Waymo are among the list of tech companies that have begun to test self-driving vehicles. Many places around the United States test these cars. One of these places is Tempe, Arizona…or at least it was one of the places to be testing these vehicles. What Happened Unfortunately, the testing has come to a halt after the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. Herzberg was walking across the street with her bike at night on March 18, 2018 around 10:00 p.m. One of Uber’s self-driving cars struck her. The vehicle was going 38 miles an hour. The car was designed with motion sensors that would detect if another car was about to hit them or if something was coming in the way of the car (like a woman walking her bike). According

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Since the weather here in Utah is playing tricks on us we thought we would write a blog about motorcycle theft. It is almost that time of year where you can ride your motorcycle without worrying about whether or not you’ll have to dig it out of snow after work. There are so many motorcycles thefts reported every year. Good thing that right now it is not the summer months because that’s the time of year where motorcycles are stolen most often. Unfortunately, Honda motorcycles are the bikes that are most commonly stolen. And even more unfortunate, only 26-32% of motorcycles that are stolen are actually recovered. We have found a new way for you to feel more secure about the security of your bike! It’s called Trackimo GPS Tracker! Trackimo GPS Tracker There are a few really cool and efficient gadgets that help prevent the theft of your motorcycle. This is a brand-new device is amazing and will help you in the sad case that your motorcycle gets stolen! First, the tiny device is attached to your motorcycle which connects wirelessly to your phone. Then, you can see where your bike is in real-time worldwide literally 24/7. With this

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