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colorado crash

By utahbikelaw |

A man in Colorado’s Weld County was arrested recently in connection with a 2007 motorcycle crash that killed a 21-year-old woman who was the passenger on his motorcycle when they crashed. Tyrrell Kochenower, the motorcycle driver, was arrested and is being held on a $100,000 bond. The crash, which happened on Sept. 21, 2007,… 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 »

Women Motorcycle Riders Unite!

By utahbikelaw |

Women Riders Now is a great website that is dedicated to women motorcycle riders. You can sign up for their great newsletter that is of high quality and timely every month. For example this month’s newsletter reminds all of us that May 7, 2010 has been designated International Female Ride Day and encourages all… Read More »

Christian Motorcycle Riders at it Again in St. George Utah

By utahbikelaw |

The Black Sheep – Harley Davidson For Christ chapter of the Souther Utah Harleys Owners Group (HOG) sponsored an event that raised funds to benefit foster children. The event at Zion Harley Davidson included motorcycle riding skills courses followed by a poker run. This is just another example of the ongoing efforts of motorcycle… Read More »

Crazed Squirrel Assaults Man on Motorcycle

By utahbikelaw |

I thought this was hilarious and wanted to reprint this article from North American Defense Against Squirrels where you can find many more anti-squirrel propoganda: I never dreamed that slowly cruising on my motorcycle through a residential neighborhood could be so incredibly dangerous! Little did I suspect. I was on Brice Street – a… Read More »

Great Motorcycle Trips Memorial Day

By utahbikelaw |

If you are new to Utah or even a long-time resident you might not be aware of all of the fantastic motorcycle routes in Utah. MotorcycleRoads.com is a great website that lists rides across the United States. To say that the site simply lists motorcycle rides is to minimally describe the beautiful sky as… Read More »

Victims of Motorcycle Crashes

By utahbikelaw |

David Hepworth of South Jordan Utah was killed riding his motorcycle in Wasatch County when he reportedly made a u-turn in front of a car on US 40. The car apparently crashed into Mr. Hepworth’s motorcycle and Mr. Hepworth was catapulted off the bike and hit the windshield of the car. This is a… Read More »

Crash Stats

By utahbikelaw |

Congratulation to Joe Slaon for winning the Utah Highway Safety Office’s “Drive Aware. Ride Aware” motorcycle safety video contest. Joe wan $1,000 for his four-hour effort. If you page down on the HSO facebook page you can find the motorcycle safety awareness video. Joe looks like a new driver but he has some sage… 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 »

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