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Defective Motorcycle Recalled

By utahbikelaw |

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 the design or manufacturing process. Sometimes such defects aren’t discovered or reported until… Read More »

Resources for Riders

By utahbikelaw |

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 road rage. Luckily there are many… Read More »

Obey Traffic Laws

By utahbikelaw |

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 fatalities. One of the most effective ways… Read More »

Led Lights

By utahbikelaw |

The visibility of motorcycles is an issue. After an accident the offending driver all too often says “I just did not see the motorcycle!” This might help. I have had a lot of interesting questions from many motorcyclists concerning the law on LED (light emitting diode) lighting for motorcycles. I have done some research… Read More »

Teens Texting Driving

By utahbikelaw |

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 driving violation that occurs while being distracted –… Read More »

Riding In Wind Rain

By utahbikelaw |

I was heading back from Elko Nevada last weekend after attending their Elko Motorcycle Jamboree – a great time by the way and highly recommended. However, the ride home on I-80 was cold and wet on Saturday. I had ridden in the rain before and had rode in high wind conditions before but this… Read More »

University Study Cell Phone Use

By utahbikelaw |

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 talking on… Read More »

Dust Off the Motorcycle Cobwebs & Practice – But Be Careful

By utahbikelaw |

Every spring I take my motorcycle and along with my daughter, who has her own motorcycle, go down to the school parking lot on 5400 South State in Salt Lake City and practice. We go here because the Motorcycle Safety Foundation teaches a motorcycle safety class here almost every weekend throughout the spring and… Read More »

Headlight Modulators

By utahbikelaw |

Nothing brings safety to the forefront more than a rash of motorcycle rider deaths. That is the case in Eastern Texas where a number of recent motorcycle deaths and serious injury crashes have occurred. KLTV reporter Courtney Lane has written an article that discusses the visibility of motorcycles and how increased visibility might decrease… Read More »

Motorcycle Safety Tips

By utahbikelaw |

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcyclists are more than 30 times more likely to be killed in a crash than the occupants of a car. Yet, like flying an airplane, skydiving, shooting the rapids, or climbing a mountain, that sense of daring and danger is a large part of what the… Read More »

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