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

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

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 LLP |

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 LLP |

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 LLP |

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 LLP |

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 LLP |

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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