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The Truth Behind These Popular Motorcycle Myths

By utahbikelaw |

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about motorcycles. Believing these misconceptions will not only make you look foolish, but it can also put you in serious danger while riding. It’s time to separate fact from fiction–here is the truth behind these common motorcycle myths: Myth: It’s best to lay down your bike… Read More »

UPDATE: Fall Rides Not to Miss – Parts of Nebo Loop are Closed

By utahbikelaw |

Update to our recent post regarding Fall Rides Not to Miss. Due to the recent Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires, parts of Nebo Loop have been closed until further notice. We hope that those that are evacuated will soon be allowed back into their residences with minimal damage. As of late Wednesday afternoon some residents will… Read More »

Fall Rides Not to Miss

By utahbikelaw |

Utah has the most beautiful scenic routes to check out on a motorcycle when the leaves are changing. The leaves are already changing at higher elevations like along Guardsman Pass, but typically the last week of September to mid-October is peak time to see all the colors of Fall. Gear up and get ready… Read More »

Health Insurance Discrimination

By utahbikelaw |

The American Motorcycle Association has started a very interesting program called AMA Go Ride! and as part of that they have what they call “Freedom Friday” to raise awareness about issues that threaten motorcycle freedoms. Danielle Fowles, AMA grassroots coordinator says the issue of health insurance discrimination against motorcycle riders is a growing problem…. Read More »

Who is Liable

By utahbikelaw |

Every motorcycle injury case we handle needs to be evaluated for liability. “Liability” is defined as the state of being responsible for something, especially by law. In other words we must determine who is responsible for the crash and how much each person or persons are responsible. This sounds relatively easy, and sometimes it… 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 »

Fatal Accident in Box Elder County Utah

By utahbikelaw |

Another terrible motorcycle accident occurred yesterday. Penrose resident Brandon L. Rose was killed at the scene. The crash occurred in Box Elder County on state Route 102 about 3:35 p.m. Apparently a mini-van was southbound when the driver slowed and started to make a left turn. Rose was northbound and in an effort to… Read More »

Fatal Crash Near Boyscouts

By utahbikelaw |

Fox 13 News reported that at around 12:40 p.m. yesterday in Garland County on Sate Route 12 there was a fatal motorcycle crash involving a motorcycle, Boy Scouts, and trees. You can see the brief story and the pictures of the crash at Fox 13 – Salt Lake City. Apparently the Boy Scouts had… Read More »

Suv Hit Run Motorcycle Not Arrested

By utahbikelaw |

A 63-year-old man appears to have purposefully run down a motorcycle rider in Springville this week. From news reports at KSL and Deseret News it appears that the motorcycle pulled over to allow the SUV to pass but the SUV followed. When the motorcycle tried to turn to get out of the way of… Read More »

Fatal Crash Caused By Boy Scouts

By utahbikelaw |

I originally wrote about this tragic crash last week where a Colorado man was killed while riding his motorcycle in what was described in the press by police as an accident of “unfortunate timing.” What might be a better description of this terrible and unnecessary death is a crash caused by “lack of supervision.”… Read More »

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