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Statistics on Motorcycle Accidents in Oakland

By Venardi Zurada |

It may surprise you to learn that motorcycle accidents make up just a small percentage of the total traffic crashes across the US, but there are many other statistics that are shocking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that almost 5,600 motorcycle riders are killed in collisions annually, which is 14 percent… Read More »

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Steps To Getting Your Motorcycle License In California

By Venardi Zurada |

When you consider the great weather, state population, and excellent riding conditions, you can easily understand why California ranks #1 when it comes to registered motorcycles in the US. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), there are almost 772,000 two- and three-wheeled vehicles in the state, as measured by license plates issued. To… Read More »

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How Much Is A California Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?

By Venardi Zurada |

Casualties from motorcycle accidents may not reach the levels of other traffic collisions, but statistics indicate that fatalities and injuries are a common threat. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), there are around 570 deaths and 14,000 injured victims from motorcycle crashes statewide every year. The risk affects riders in Alameda County as… Read More »

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Reasons To Wear A Motorcycle Helmet That California Riders May NOT Consider

By Venardi Zurada |

For motorcycle riders in California and many other US states, the main reason to wear a helmet is a legal one. Police can pull you over via primary enforcement, meaning they do not need to observe you violating some other traffic law to stop you. Under the California Vehicle Code motorcycle helmet law, you… Read More »

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Motorcycle DUI Accidents And Fatality Rates In California

By Venardi Zurada |

Thanks to public awareness campaigns about the dangers and laws penalizing drunk driving, the dangers of getting behind the wheel of a car while impaired are well-known. You probably expect that the risks of serious injuries and fatalities are even more pronounced for motorcycle DUI accidents, but statistics are still staggering. According to the… Read More »

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Laws You May Not Know About Motorcycle Lane Splitting In California

By Venardi Zurada |

Avid riders already know that motorcycle lane splitting is legal in California, as the only US state that allows driving a two-wheeled vehicle between passenger cars in traffic. Lawmakers lifted the ban on this practice as of January 2017, so many riders frequently split lanes to avoid heavy congestion. If you are one of… Read More »

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Is Lane Splitting Allowed Under California Motorcycle Laws?

By Venardi Zurada |

The question is answerable with a simple YES: Motorcycle riders in California law are legally allowed to operate their vehicles in the spaces adjacent to lanes of traffic. This practice has been legal since amendment of state traffic laws in 2016, which define lane splitting as driving a two-wheeled motorized vehicle between rows of… Read More »

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California Motorcycle Accidents Lead To Serious Lower Extremities Injuries

By Venardi Zurada |

Motorcycle enthusiasts are well-aware that serious injuries are a common threat in accidents, but you may not know how the vehicle’s design impacts the nature and severity of harm. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) covered this topic in a publication on Lower Extremity Injuries in Motorcycle Crashes, revealing that the rider’s feet,… Read More »

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4 Motorcycle Safety Technologies That Protect California Riders from Accidents

By Venardi Zurada |

There are numerous “smart” devices that enhance safety in our everyday activities, so it probably comes as no surprise to learn that manufacturers are incorporating technology to make motorcycle riding less hazardous. These efforts are certainly welcome for California riders, as the Insurance Information Institute (III) reveals that motorcyclists are around 27 times more… Read More »

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