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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 »

Roy Man Killed Hit And Run

By utahbikelaw |

The Deseret News reported that Jeffrey Spears was killed in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident last Saturday night. ABC News reported that a 24-year-old woman by the name of Mercury Vongsengxay turned herself in the following morning after have left the scene of the accident the previous night. I have written before about hit-and-run motorcycle… Read More »

Target Fixation

By utahbikelaw |

Target fixation occurs when you go where you look. It is a phenomenon that especially occurs when riding a two-wheeled vehicle but also happens when driving a vehicle. Sounds simple, and it is, but the implications can be enormous. It plays an important role when faced with an immediate threat or danger. Imagine you… Read More »

Jeff Decker Sculpture Stolen

By utahbikelaw |

A four ton bronze sculpture by Jeff Decker named “Land Speed” was stolen from the front of Timpanogos Harley sometime this past Friday night. Obviously heavy machinery was required to abscond with the sculpture. “Land Speed” was mounted on top of a huge boulder and all is gone – including the boulder. Lindon police… Read More »

Unanswered Questions in Motorcycle Death

By utahbikelaw |

Zachary Graham Brown was killed in a motorcycle crash in West Haven Utah on April 7, 2010. Like so many motorcycle crash cases we handle the driver of the car told police she never saw Brown on his motorcycle until the two collided. Brown was reported to be going through a green light where… Read More »

Two Deaths Over Weekend

By utahbikelaw |

Kenneth Wayne Hemmingway was traveling southbound on I-15 in Salt Lake City on Sunday when he apparently lost control and struck a cement barrier. Mr. Hemmingway was dead at the scene of the crash. On Friday April 13, 2012 a 50-year-old man was westbound on his motorcycle on 12th Street in Ogden when a… Read More »

Disturbing Road Rage Against Motorcyclist

By utahbikelaw |

Arlon Miller engaged in an act of road rage that is truly disturbing. It appears that Miller was driving his pickup truck near Camp Williams and a motorcycle rider was following closely in an attempt to avoid hitting deer. Mr. Miller took offense at the close following and after flashing his brake lights a… Read More »

The Neverending Red Light Solution

By utahbikelaw |

You are cruising along on a beautiful evening ride – you come upon an intersection that is controlled by a traffic light. The light is red to you. You slow down and come to a gentle stop. You expect the light to change in perhaps 30 seconds or so. You adjust a glove –… Read More »

New Motorcycle Laws

By utahbikelaw |

With reports of some bikers doing stunts on I-15 and a rash of recent motorcycle fatalities and accidents it appears that the Utah Legislature has some plans. KSL here in Salt Lake has some pretty spectacular videos of motorcyclists performing stunts at high speed. Starting in July all people under 19 years will have… Read More »

Taylorsville Utah Woman Killed On Scooter

By utahbikelaw |

Michelle Rioja was reported by the Salt Lake Tribune to have died at the scene of a tragic scooter crash. It appears that Rioja may have abruptly turned her scooter to the left in order to avoid a line of parked cars. The abrupt turn caused the scooter to flip and Rioja somersaulted over… Read More »

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