Motorcycle Helmet – Safety Effectiveness Statistics

In the previous post (“The Continual Debate On Illinois Having No Motorcycle Helmet Law“) gave various motorcyclist perspectives and background concerning the continual debate on whether Illinois should have a motorcycle helmet law. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has a page titled “Traffic Safety Facts.” (pdf) Although this page is from 2008, it …

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The Continual Debate On Illinois Having No Motorcycle Helmet Law

An article in the October 9 2011 St. Louis Beacon, titled “Motorcycle helmet laws separate Illinois, Missouri” gives various legislative background and motorcyclist perspectives on the “motorcycle helmet law” vs. “no helmet law” debate. As the article states: Illinois is one of three states that have no law regarding motorcycle helmets, while Missouri is one …

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Due To Ladders On Highway

A blog post of September 16 titled “Motorcycle Accidents Caused By Debris On Roadway” previously discussed hazards faced by motorcyclists due to items or debris on roadways. A fatal motorcycle accident in California is yet another example of this type of hazard.  An excerpt from an October 19 story from the Morgan Hill Times titled …

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New Berlin Illinois Motorcyclist In Fatal Accident

On Sunday afternoon, a man was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle just east of Curran, Illinois. Details are limited; however, according to an article in the October 17 WANDTV.com story titled “Deadly Motorcycle Crash In Sangamon County” : Police say 70 year-old Stanley Releford, of New Berlin, died after crashing his motorcycle on Old Route 54 …

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Article Recalls Motorcycle Collision With A Deer In Southern Illinois

Yesterday the Olney Daily Mail had an article titled “Shryocks tell tale” that details a motorcycle accident and subsequent recovery of Scot and Dalla Shryock.  The accident happened in Southern Illinois on July 15 at approximately 2:00 p.m.  in which they hit a deer. As recalled by Dalla Shryock in the article with regard to the …

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