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Do Motorcycle Helmets Reduce the Chance for Brain Injury?

Published on Oct 21, 2013 at 8:11 am in Motorcycle Accident.

A multi-year study found that when motorcyclists were involved in accidents, about 17% of riders also incurred a brain injury. That means, perhaps surprisingly, that nearly 83% of the accidents caused serious injury only to other areas of the body.

The question many people have is, do motorcycle helmets significantly reduce the chance for brain injury? The multi-year study found that of those riders wearing a helmet, 12% experienced a head injury. Of those not wearing a helmet, 20% experienced a head injury – so the answer, in general, appears to be yes.

Petition Urges NHTSA to Change Brake Standards for Motorcycles

Published on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:49 am in Motorcycle Accident.

Kentucky Motorcycle AccidentA recent petition filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) demands a new regulation that would require the installation of antilock brakes on all new motorcycles sold in the United States. It argues that antilock brakes would prevent some of the 4,000 fatal motorcycle accidents that take place in the U.S. each year along with the thousands of motorcycle accident injuries that leave bikers in need of help from an experienced Kentucky motorcycle accident attorney.

The petition was filed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute. It is based on studies performed by the IIHS that examined both the braking capacity of motorcycles and the behavior of motorcyclists in emergency conditions.

Six Ways to Keep the Roads Safer for Motorcyclists

Published on May 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm in Motorcycle Accident.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and many Kentucky motorcycle accident attorneys know just how important it is for drivers to practice safety when sharing the roads with motorcyclists.  When a motorcycle and a car collide, serious injuries can result. Practicing safety and awareness can help both car drivers and bikers avoid crashes and stay safe on the roads.

Whether you’re new to driving a car or have been driving for years, it’s wise to review motorcycle safety tips from time to time and keep them in mind when you share the road with bikers.  Here are six tips for sharing the road safely with motorcyclists.

What Measures Could Help Lower Motorcycle Accident Fatality Rates

Published on Apr 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm in Motorcycle Accident.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, motorcycle accident deaths remained about the same from 2010 to 2011. At first glance, this might not seem like a significant finding. A closer look, however, shows that states could make changes that would dramatically lower the number of deaths.

In 2011, the number of automobile accidents fell to their lowest number. Estimates show that about 32,310 people died in car accidents. That’s 1.7 percent lower than 2010. It shows a steadily falling rate that has been the result of several factors, including improved technology that keeps passengers safer and laws that ban drivers from operating cars while distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Federal, State Officials Investigate Possible Unsafe Motorcycle Sales

Published on Nov 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm in Motorcycle Accident.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the U.S. Attorney’s office, and the state Attorney General of Tennessee have teamed up to investigate allegations that one of the U.S.’s largest Honda dealerships has sold motorcycles, dirt bikes, and all-terrain vehicles that are unsafe, according to a recent article in USA Today.

The investigations are based on allegations by former employees of the dealership, who say that thousands of Honda motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and dirt bikes were assembled in an unsafe way and then sold by the dealership between 2004 and 2007. If these allegations are true, officials estimate that as many as 25,000 purchasers could be riding unsafe vehicles – many without any clue that they are at risk.

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