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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.

How to Stay Safe as a Motorcyclist in Kentucky

Published on Sep 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm in Motorcycle Accident.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motorcycle crashes killed more than 4500 people in 2010 alone. In a single year, medical expenses for injuries and deaths from motorcycle accidents were more than $12 billion dollars. Drivers of motorcycles love the rush and the freedom of being in the open air, but riding one can also be extremely dangerous, so Louisville motorcycle accident lawyer Tad Thomas urges riders to take some basic steps to help prevent Kentucky motorcycle accidents.

Motorcycle Safety

Take a rider’s course, preferably the basic rider course for beginners designed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). It is a compact course covering all the basic and necessary training you would want to know being a beginning level motorcycle driver. The course effectively covers the following main topics:

Why You Should Take a Motorcycle Safety Class in Kentucky

Published on Oct 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm in Motorcycle Accident.

Motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in traumatic injuries and fatalities to the motorcyclist than the driver of an automobile or truck involved in the collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in Kentucky alone, there were more than 1,100 fatalities as a result of motorcycle crashes in 2009. As motorcycles are the smallest vehicles on the road and provide almost no protection in a crash, it is imperative that safety while riding a motorcycle is a rider’s first priority. An excellent way to learn motorcycle safety information is to attend a motorcycle safety course, which is intended to make new and experienced motorcyclists safer on the road and help prevent dangerous accidents.

For example, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) which works to improve motorcyclist safety offers classes for both novice and more experienced bikers and is available in training locations across Kentucky. In the Basic Ridercourse that teaches essential information for beginners, you will learn a variety of things, including:

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