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Safety Tips for Riding Your Motorcycle with a Passenger

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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 everyone’s… Read More »

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5 Tips to Help Motorcyclists Remain Visible At All Times

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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? Follow these five tips to remain visible while… Read More »

Utah on Pace to Set Record for Deaths on Motorcycles in 2018

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Two more motorcycle related deaths over the weekend with one life hanging in the balance. Reading that sentence should send shudders down your spine, how can we prevent these fatalities? Looking at the details of the accidents, speed of the motorcycles seems to be a common factor. Being on the road is dangerous for… Read More »

A Motorcycle Record Not to be Proud Of

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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… Read More »

Tips For Riding Safely in the Rain

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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 stay… Read More »

Dangers of Drinking and Driving on a Motorcycle

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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 different…. Read More »

We Can’t Multitask – Distracted Driving

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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 driving affects people. He is an expert… Read More »

Utah Motorcycle Helmet Laws

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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 “serious message” to motorcyclists… Read More »

When Should You Try Riding Again After A Crash?

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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: Talk… Read More »

Tips for Motorcycle Group Riding: Utah Bike Law

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  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, follow these tips: Designate A Lead… Read More »

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