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Safety Tips for Riding Your Motorcycle with a Passenger

Posted by George Tait | Sep 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hoping on a motorcycle with someone is not something to take lightly. As a passenger, you are entrusting the driver with your life. As a driver, the passenger is putting a lot of faith in you, trusting you both will have a fun experience. Even experienced drivers should take a minute to ensure e...

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5 Tips to Help Motorcyclists Remain Visible At All Times

Posted by George Tait | Aug 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Staying visible is the key to staying safe while riding a motorcycle. But unfortunately, remaining visible at all times is much harder than it seems. Motorcycles are significantly smaller than passenger vehicles, so they're more difficult to spot on the road. How can you protect yourself? Fo...

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A Motorcycle Record Not to be Proud Of

Posted by George Tait | Aug 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recently, Utah has been on track to set a new record! You might be thinking, “What could that record possibly be?” You might think it's for something amazing but sadly that's wrong. As you can tell by the title, it is not a record to be proud of. The record that Utah is about to break is...

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Tips For Riding Safely in the Rain

Posted by George Tait | Jul 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Riding a motorcycle in the rain is risky. Because of this, many motorcyclists go to great lengths to avoid riding in the rain. But, it's best to learn how to ride safely in rainy weather since there's always a possibility that you will get stuck in an unexpected rainstorm. Follow these tips to st...

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Dangers of Drinking and Driving on a Motorcycle

Posted by George Tait | Jul 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's summer. You want to party with family and friends—no harm in that right? Oftentimes there is alcohol at these parties and you partake. No big deal. Driving after drinking is a big deal though—right? You hear it all the time to not drink and drive but you're on your motorcycle so it's differe...

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We Can’t Multitask– Distracted Driving

Posted by George Tait | Jun 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Humans think that they can do anything. Multitasking is something that humans take pride in. Want to know something funny about that? Humans are horrible at multitasking. David L. Strayeris a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. He studies how distracted ...

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Utah Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Posted by George Tait | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday to require motorcyclists under age 21 to wear helmets. Lawmakers facetiously considered an amendment to allow an exemption to the law but only if motorcyclists are registered organ donors. It may sound like a joke, but it would send a “s...

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When Should You Try Riding Again After A Crash?

Posted by George Tait | Jun 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

A motorcycle crash is a traumatic experience. Many motorcyclists find that they still have the desire to ride after a crash. However, they aren't sure how long to wait before hopping back on their bike. When should you try riding again after a crash? Here's how to tell when the time is right: Tal...

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Tips for Motorcycle Group Riding: Utah Bike Law

Posted by George Tait | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

  There's nothing better than riding a motorcycle down the open road while surrounded by your friends. In fact, many motorcyclists think of group riding as the ultimate motorcycling experience. Group riding can be exhilarating, but it can also be dangerous. To protect yourself on a group ride, fo...

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Start Riding Smarter: Motorcycle Edition

Posted by George Tait | Apr 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 week...

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Self-Driving Car Causes Deadly Accidents

Posted by George Tait | Mar 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 fu...

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Trakimo GPS Tracker – Theft Device

Posted by George Tait | Mar 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 t...

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Safety Tips Riders Swear By!

Posted by George Tait | Mar 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Since the Utah weather cannot seem to make up its mind, we have decided to give you some safety tips that apply to both winter and summer weather (and others in between). Motorcycle accidents happen more often than anyone would like so here are some tips on how to be a little bit safer. Ride at Y...

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The True Cost of Drowsy Driving

Posted by George Tait | Mar 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Drowsy driving is a far too common occurrence today. It's in part due to Americans chronically getting less sleep than they need. More than a third of American adults don't sleep enough on a regular basis. Lack of Sleep can Mimic the Effects of Drunkenness When you're sleep deprived and driving, ...

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How to Pick the Right Safety Gear

Posted by George Tait | Mar 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

There's an old saying that goes, “Wear what you want to crash in, not what you want to ride in.” Basically, this means that motorcyclists should put their safety first when choosing what they wear during a ride. But, many motorcyclists don't know what type of gear they should wear to keep themse...

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1 Dead After Motorcycle Crash American Fork

Posted by George Tait | Jan 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Motorcycle crashes are not something to glaze over. Around 5:30 p.m. on January 18, 2018 a man was killed in a motorcycle crash. He was riding his motorcycle when he crashed into the side of a car in an intersection. The motorcycle rider was thrown from his motorcycle. This crash happened in Amer...

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Biking 101: Utah’s Motorcycle Laws 2017

Posted by George Tait | Dec 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

It's midafternoon and you're cruising down the highway on your new motorcycle, loving the feel of the fresh air whipping across your face. You're lost in your thoughts and the gorgeous Utah scenery when suddenly; you hear a siren behind you. It takes a moment before you realize that a police car ...

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The Best Motorcycle Safety Gear of 2016

Posted by George Tait | Jul 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 2014 there were an estimated 4,586 deaths and 92,000 injuries as a result from motorcycle accidents in the US. Motorcyclists are 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile driven. Bike safety gear keeps you cool when it's hot, warm when it's cold, dry ...

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Motorcycle Riding In the Heat – Be Careful Out There

Posted by George Tait | Jul 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

You have to be out there riding your motorcycle and when you are riding you are going to be in the heat—there is no escaping the heat. What you can do is be prepared for it—especially on long-distance rides. 1) Watch very carefully for signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. Your body will send...

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Resources for Riders

Posted by George Tait | Mar 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Motorcycle riding is one of the most fun and rewarding hobbies there is. But it's also a risky pastime. Motorcycle accidents have been on the rise nationally for several years, and Utah is no exception. Riders today have to brave heavier traffic, inebriated drivers, and increasing incidents of ro...

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Obey Traffic Laws

Posted by George Tait | Mar 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Motorcycle riding is more popular than ever, and each year when warmer weather comes around millions of bikers take to America's highways. With so many motorcycles on the road, the need to follow basic safety practices is vitally important to reducing the number of accidents, injuries, and fatali...

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Defective Motorcycle Recalled

Posted by George Tait | Mar 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although human error, environmental conditions, impaired drivers, and unsafe driving are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents, they are sometimes caused by mechanical malfunction, often because of poor maintenance practices, but occasionally because of a defect that was created during t...

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University Study Cell Phone Use

Posted by George Tait | Mar 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Only a talented few can simultaneously talk on a cell phone and drive safely, according to a study from researchers at the University of Utah. Only 2.5 percent of all people were found by the study to be “supertaskers.” The pertinent fact is that 97.5 percent of us can't drive safely while talkin...

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Teens Texting Driving

Posted by George Tait | Mar 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Evidence According to the American Automobile Association “distraction was a factor in nearly six out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes.” You can use a cell phone in Utah while driving but you are prohibited from texting while driving. Utah prohibits careless driving that includes any dri...

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