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Distracted Driving Dangerous

By utahbikelaw |

The National Safety Council has declared April Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Eighty percent of American drivers believe hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone. Eight percent of American drivers are mistaken! More than 30 studies show hands-free devices are no safer because the brain remains distracted by the conversation. When talking on… Read More »

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 »

Safety Tips Riders Swear By!

By utahbikelaw |

Since the Utah weather cannot seem to make up its mind, we have decided to give you some safety tips that apply to both winter and summer weather (and others in between). Motorcycle accidents happen more often than anyone would like so here are some tips on how to be a little bit safer…. Read More »

Motorcycle safety promotion around the world

By utahbikelaw |

Getting people to notice commercials about motorcycle safety is as challenging as hoping people will watch your video about paint drying. Australia may be onto something here.

Motorcycle Riding In the Heat – Be Careful Out There

By utahbikelaw |

You have to be out there riding your motorcycle and when you are riding you are going to be in the heat—there is no escaping the heat. What you can do is be prepared for it—especially on long-distance rides. 1) Watch very carefully for signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. Your body will… Read More »

May Motorcycle Safety Month

By utahbikelaw |

May is (or was) Motorcycle Safety Month. As May becomes a memory it is not too late to learn how to properly ride a motorcycle. Salt Lake Community College offers motorcycle safety classes throughout the year. They offer classes for all riders – beginners, experienced riders, advanced riders, sportbike riders, and even riders that… 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 »

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 »

10 Facts Riders Need To Know

By utahbikelaw |

1) Motorcycle Safety Fact: Over half of all fatal motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle. Most of the time, the motorist, not the motorcyclist, is at fault. There are a lot more cars and trucks than motorcycles on the road, and some drivers don’t “recognize” a motorcycle – they ignore it (usually unintentionally). 2) Motorcycle… Read More »

Make Motorcycle Visible

By utahbikelaw |

With Spring rapidly approaching, more of us will be taking to the road on our motorcycles. Many cagers have become complacent about looking for us over the winter. After almost all accidents involving an automobile pulling out in front of a motorcycle, the driver will say “I didn’t see him.” We as motorcyclists must… Read More »

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