A traffic accident can happen at any moment. Even when a driver in California goes to great lengths to protect his or her safety, it is often difficult to avoid the actions of others. Unfortunately, something as simple as failing to stop in time at a stop sign can lead to a fatal accident, especially if one of the vehicles involved is a motorcycle.
One of your major goals as a motorcycle rider is to be seen by motorists. Perhaps you have taken steps in this direction by wearing high-visibility colors or by dressing up your bike with reflective tape if you ride after dark.
An unexpected loss of a life is always a sad event. However, when that loss involves a teenager, the event may seem even more tragic. Unfortunately, police in California are currently investigating a fatal accident that took the life of a young high school student.
As a motorcycle rider, you know you will be at a disadvantage if there is a collision between you and a vehicle of any size. To avoid a crash, you must stay alert, anticipate emergency situations and be smart about the way you ride.
Motorcycles are sometimes more difficult to see because of their smaller size. As a result, drivers of more traditional motor vehicles must remain vigilant at all times to help protect these motorists. Unfortunately, a recent fatal accident in California demonstrates the potential harm that motorcyclists face.
Drivers are often told of the importance of driving defensively. Unfortunately, even the most experienced drivers are often unable to avoid the actions of others on California roadways. In fact, the California Highway Patrol is investigating a recent fatal accident that resulted in the death of an off-duty police officer.
When driving on California roadways, drivers must remain vigilant at all times, especially when there are bicyclists or pedestrians in the area. Even an action as simple as changing a radio station can pull a driver's attention away long enough to cause an accident. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents frequently result in serious injury, as evidenced by a recent crash believed to have been caused by a hit-and-run driver.
Police officers in California and across the country place their lives at risk every single day that they work. However, most feel that the risk comes from work-related tasks, not from motorcycle accidents that occur while driving to work. Unfortunately, a California Highway Patrol officer recently lost his life in a crash that occurred while he was on his way to work.
The following distance you should observe when you are riding your motorcycle is a subject of debate. Some say two seconds’ distance is sufficient between your bike and the car ahead. Others insist that adding another second makes all the difference in a tricky situation.
Maybe it never rains in Southern California. Most of the time, motorcycle riders can jump on the bike without a second thought to weather and road conditions. But what happens when it pours (it pours…)?
There is no question that police officers have difficult jobs. However, they must obey the laws just as civilians do, including declining to drive while under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, alcohol is suspected to have played a role in a recent fatal accident in California that resulted in the loss of three lives and the arrest of an off-duty police officer.