Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Involving High Speeds

As seen in the Motorcycle Accident Statistics category of this blog, speeding and/or otherwise operating a motorcycle in a reckless manner is a primary cause of fatal motorcycle accidents in Illinois.  Many fatal motorcycle accidents featured in this blog involve such incidents. Two recent fatal motorcycle accidents in other states illustrate motorcycle accident fatalities that …

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Motorcycle Accidents When Vehicles Make Left-Hand Turns In Front Of Motorcycles

One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is when a car fails to see a motorcyclist and makes a left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle, thereby causing a collision.  These types of accidents have been seen in many Chicago-area motorcycle accidents, and many have been featured on this blog. Two recent motorcycle …

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New Illinois State Law For Motorcyclists & Bicyclists Concerning Red Lights

A new state law that became effective January 1 allows motorcyclists and bicyclists to “run red lights” in certain circumstances.  The law is only applicable in municipalities with less than 2 million people. The law is meant to solve a problem in that motorcycles and bicycles aren’t heavy enough to trigger sensors at intersections that …

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