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Tag Archives: Motorcycle Law

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 »

Redwood Road Accident Kills One Motorcycle Rider and Another Is In Critical Condition

By utahbikelaw |

At about noon today a 28-year-old motorcycle driver, James Scarbrough from Layton, Utah, was killed and his 31-year-old passenger was sent to the hospital in critical condition. It appears that the motorcycle was traveling in the inside lane when a car in the outside lane stopped to allow another car turn left across the… Read More »

The Problems with Road Rage

By utahbikelaw |

I am sure that almost every motorcycle rider in and around Utah has heard about the “road rage motorcycle crash” that occurred in Centerville Utah on September 4, 2008. I have resisted writing about this truly unfortunate accident because I wanted to have an appreciation for all sides before commenting. This motorcycle crash was… Read More »

BYU Scooter Use Doubles

By utahbikelaw |

The use of scooters on campuses across the United States is increasing dramatically. BYU has more than doubled their free motorcycle parking permits from around 700 last year to more than 1500 this year. The primary reason for the increase in scooter use is, ofcourse, the high price of gasoline. But there are other… Read More »

Motorcyclist Dies in Zion Park

By utahbikelaw |

The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday that 52-year-old Eugene Carlston lost control of his motorcycle and crashed yesterday at about 5:30 pm. The crash occurred south of Kolob Terrace Road where he apparently drove off the pavement, laid the motorcycle on its side and slid. Mr. Carlston suffered severe head trauma. I do not… Read More »

Liberty the Choice to Ride a Bullet Bike

By utahbikelaw |

KSL reported the death of Tyler Wilde in Kaysville titling the article “Motorcyclist’s Death Raises Questions About Bullet Bikes.” I am sorry that Tyler Wilde is dead. I extend my sympathies to the family and friends that he left behind. However, he was 21 years old and presumably able to make his own decisions… Read More »

Motorcycle Concussions

By utahbikelaw |

Concussions are in the news – for a couple of reasons. Sports players, especially football players suffer concussions. When one helmet cracks against another it imparts an amazing amount of force. Many athletes have been sidelined from concussions . Not usually from one concussion but from successive concussions. Once the brain has been rattled… Read More »

Two Motorcyclists Injured on Highland

By utahbikelaw |

KSL reported on another motorcycle accident that occurred on May 31, 2008 on Highland Drive in Cottonwood Heights in Salt Lake City. This article is only a short blurb but what is interesting is reading the comments to the article. It was reported that neither rider was wearing a helmet and the comments on… Read More »

Motorcycle Accidents Happen Close to Home

By utahbikelaw |

OHIO: Ammon D. Fellows, 28, suffered injuries that proved to be fatal in a motorcycle accident that occurred near his home late Friday afternoon, Clermont County officials said in a release. I do not remember where but I once read that a large number of motorcycle accidents occur within 2 miles of the owner’s… Read More »

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