Motorcyclist Safety Among Older Riders

Motorcycle rider safety is a critical issue, and is often discussed in this site, both in a number of pages (including the “Illinois Motorcyclist Safety And Helmet Use” page and  the “Illinois Motorcycle Riding After Drinking” page) as well as various posts found under the “Motorcycle Rider Safety” category. Many different factors can pose risks …

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Year 2013 U.S. Motorcycle Crash Fatalities And Injuries Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently released statistics regarding 2013 motor vehicle crashes.   This document is titled “2013 Motor Vehicle Crashes:  Overview” (pdf) and is dated December 2014. Among the statistics in this document is the number of people killed and injured in motorcycle crashes.  As seen in Table 2 (page …

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Increase In Motorcycle Accidents When Gas Prices Rise

There are many different reasons for motorcycle accidents, and many different factors can come into play. Recently, a study was released that indicates that as gas prices rose in recent years, the number of motorcyclist injuries and deaths did as well. The findings are discussed in the December 16, 2014 Medline Plus article titled “When …

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