Mechanical Issues As A Cause Of Motorcycle Crashes

Mechanical issues are one of many reasons why a motorcyclist may be involved in a motorcycle accident. Generally speaking, motorcycle accidents occur for the following reasons: another motorist may be at fault with causing an accident that injures a motorcyclist the motorcyclist’s own actions may cause a motorcycle crash a motorcyclist may be injured due …

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Riding After Drinking As A Motorcycle Accident Cause

Riding after drinking has been a longstanding leading cause of motorcycle accidents. This riding after drinking has been a cause of many motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists who “drive drunk” place themselves and others in danger for many reasons. Inebriation causes impairments which can effect many skills needed for safe riding, including balance, judgement, and other riding …

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Brain Injuries And The Importance Of Wearing A Motorcycle Helmet

As discussed on the “Illinois Motorcycle Safety And Helmet Use” page, one of the best ways to avoid serious brain injuries that can result from motorcycle crashes is to wear a motorcycle helmet.  Traumatic brain injuries range in severity and impact on one’s health.  Due to the speeds at which motorcycle accidents typically occur, as well …

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High-Speed Motorcycle Riding Incident In St. Charles, Illinois

High-speed motorcycle riding often occurs in Illinois.  This high-speed riding appears to be among the most common forms of high-risk riding.  Other high-risk actions include doing “wheelies” and other types of stunt riding.  Various types of high-risk riding is further discussed on the “High-Risk Motorcyclist Actions” page. Riding at excessive speeds is especially hazardous as …

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Motorcyclist Safety Factors And Ways To Avoid Crashes

Motorcyclist safety continues to be a concern, given the number of Illinois motorcycle accidents that annually occur.  As seen in statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation, in the year 2017 there were 162 motorcycle accident fatalities.  In addition to fatal motorcycle accidents, there are many motorcycle accidents that have led to serious injuries, …

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