Although you are careful on California roads, you may find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident. You may be injured, even if you wear all of your protective gear. RideApart.com lists some of the most common injuries from motorcycle accidents.
When a driver decides to transport a passenger via motorcycle, there are many factors that need to be considered first. Each state has its own laws about multiple riders on a two-wheeled vehicle, and that includes California. According to the Official California Legislative Information, in order for the vehicle to carry more than one person, the motorcycle must be equipped with either a sidecar meant for carrying passengers or a secure seat attached behind the driver. If both riders are on seats instead of in a sidecar, there must also be available footrests for each person.
Every day, there are crashes involving motorcyclists. The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that there were 519 motorcycle rider deaths across the state in 2014. Sharing the road is the responsibility of all drivers, but there are certain things other motorists can do to make traveling safer for those on two wheels.
What might motorcycles look like in the future? BMW recently gave the public a glimpse at one of the possibilities. The automaker has revealed a new concept motorcycle design.
California Assembly member Bill Quirk has sponsored a bill that would make it officially legal for lane splitting in the state of California. The bill AB 51 was passed and signed by Governor Jerry Brown on August 19, 2016. It officially defines lane splitting (also referred to as lane sharing) and authorizes the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to come up with safety guidelines.
For many vehicle enthusiasts, the motorcycle is the epitome of adventure, excitement and freedom. It is a great blend of man and machine that not only thrills but also satisfies the desire for adventure. The problem is that motorcycle riders face many dangers on the open road from animals, road hazards and other drivers.