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Studies show that people do not see motorcycles

The notorious left-turn accident is one every motorcyclist worries about. It happens when an oncoming car ahead of the motorcycle makes that left turn. It crosses the motorcycle’s lane. If there isn’t enough room to complete the turn, the motorcycle hits the side of the car. In some cases, riders attempt to avoid a crash, but that often means laying…

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Riding in winter? Be safe on your motorcycle

Living in Covington or in the surrounding area, you know that winter has been pretty light this year. Snow has been scarce, and temperatures, though low, have rarely dropped below freezing during the day. As a result, many people have chosen to keep their motorcycles out of their garages and to continue riding. After all, motorcycles cost less to fuel…

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80% of motorcycle accidents are serious

When you look at general car accident statistics, you have a high percentage of wrecks that are not very serious. That is to say, they do not result in injuries or fatalities. That does not mean they don’t matter to the people involved, of course. They are still frightening and traumatic, and they can lead to serious repair bills and…

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Motorcycle gear: It can save your life

Riding a motorcycle is an enjoyable experience, but only if you safely reach your destination. Since trouble is lurking around every corner, it’s imperative to always prepare for the worst. The right motorcycle gear will go a long way in keeping you safe in the event of an accident. It can’t prevent every type of injury, but it can definitely…

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5 tips for driving your motorcycle in the rain

Most local motorcyclists wait all year long in Kentucky for warm weather to arrive. This provides the opportunity to ride without any concerns about cold weather and snow getting in the way. Even though the summer months are sure to bring warmer temperatures, you could find yourself on your motorcycle when the rain begins to fall. Here are five tips…

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Can new developments and improvements keep motorcyclists safer?

Motorcycle safety has to be a priority all year long, but the need increases during the warmer months of the year. Even though there are plenty of rainy days as the weather warms up, there are likely still motorcycles on the road. While it is easy to shift all the responsibility on the motorcyclists, they actually share the safety responsibility…

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Road rash has the potential to be a serious injury

As a motorcyclist, you probably know that road rash can be a result if you fall off your bike. Road rash occurs when the friction from the road or ground rubs off parts of the skin. Typically, lower-impact accidents result in less road rash, while high-speed friction can tear away large portions of skin. While road rash is usually something…

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Always wear a helmet when you ride your motorcycle

Most motorcyclists know the importance of wearing a helmet, but only around 34 to 54 percent still opt to use this important safety tool. In Kentucky, only owners of motorcycles who are over 21 years old and have had their motorcycle operator license for a year have the option of riding without one. Still, it is a good idea to…

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Motorcyclists: These are the biggest dangers

As a motorcyclist in Kentucky, summer is your favorite season. You finally get to take your bike back out of the garage. You get to hit the open road. Things warm up and start moving when you have some great riding weather. Unfortunately, summer is also one of the most dangerous seasons for motorcyclists. Drivers do not remember how to…

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3 tips for avoiding a motorcycle crash this spring

Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to take out your motorcycle and get it ready for riding season. The winter is often too dangerous and cold to use a motorcycle in Kentucky, but once the warm weather hits, you want to be back on the road. The reality, though, is that it can be dangerous…

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Common causes of motorcycle accidents: Be on the lookout

Anyone who enjoys riding a motorcycle is likely to tell you that nothing will stop them from hitting the road. Even so, experienced riders understand the importance of safety and how to lessen the likelihood of an accident. Knowing the most common causes of motorcycle accidents will go a long way in helping you avoid dangerous situations. Here are five…

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