Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Driver awareness may prevent motorcycle collisions

The many beautiful roads that traverse throughout New Jersey create a prime route for motorcyclists looking for a beautiful and memorable ride. Additionally, riding a motorcycle is a valuable form of transportation for many people that provides convenience, cost-effectiveness and flexibility. However, motorcyclists face an enhanced risk of injury and death because of the vulnerability they are exposed to on a bike. Unfortunately, if motorists fail to pay attention and stay vigilant, they may not notice a motorcycle and this oversight could result in fatal consequences. 

Why are motorcyclists better drivers?

As much as you love taking your motorcycle out on the roadways of New Jersey, sometimes you have to drive your car instead. The good news is that, when you are behind the wheel, you are more likely to be a safer driver than the motorists around you. How does your riding experience improve your driving skills?

Tragic accident involving motorcycle and truck, kills man

For many New Jersey motorcyclists, the experience of riding in the open air is both thrilling and relaxing. Motorcycles have many benefits including better gas mileage, increased flexibility in traffic and cheaper repairs. However, riding a motorcycle also has unique risks because of increased exposure to conditions that could be dangerous if not monitored cautiously. In some cases, even when a motorcyclist is driving responsibly and carefully, the actions of other drivers can pose a dangerous threat. 

Motorcycle accidents over the holidays

Motorcycle accidents are a serious problem at any time of the year. However, there are certain times in which these accidents may be even more likely. For example, the chances of a motorcyclist being hit by a driver or involved in a crash may be higher during Thanksgiving and other holidays that are right around the corner. If you are hit by a reckless driver during the holidays, you should go over all of your rights immediately.

What can you do to stay safe on your motorcycle?

If you have recently bought a motorcycle in New Jersey, you may have already begun thinking about all of the exciting adventures you will have in the days ahead. From extended flexibility, modified convenience and the all-around cool look that motorcycles have to offer, the advantages you get to experience are already building. However, it is imperative that you stay safe on your bike to be able to enjoy your adventures without unnecessary exposure to preventable risks. Fortunately, there are proactive steps you can take to give yourself the best possible chance at enjoying your motorcycle in a way that is responsible, fun and safe. 

All NJ motorcyclists should wear a helmet

Traveling the roads of New Jersey on a motorcycle may give people a sense of freedom that drivers of passenger vehicles do not have. They also face a greater chance of injuries in an accident. However, the state does have legislation in place for safety, and one example is the universal helmet law. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, all motorcycle operators and passengers in New Jersey must wear a helmet.

Tips for carrying a passenger safely on a motorcycle

An experienced motorcyclist may be completely comfortable on the roadways of New Jersey, but taking a passenger along for the ride is a different experience. Not only does the operator need to understand how to adjust for the extra weight and other factors that affect the ride, according to the New Jersey Driver Manual, he or she should always review safety rules with a passenger before they get on the motorcycle.

New technology sets its sights on preventing motorcycle deaths

It is a fact of life that cars and motorcycles must share New Jersey’s many roads. Operators of both kinds of vehicles are faced with the danger of being in an accident. However, because riders are so exposed, crashes involving motorcycles tend to be extremely serious.

Summer can be a dangerous time for motorcycle riders

Warm weather and sunny skies are often a perfect combination for motorcyclists in New Jersey. However, just as more riding enthusiasts hit the road during summer months, so do the drivers of many other types of vehicles as they embark on vacation road trips and jaunts to the shore. That is why people who ride motorcycles may wish to exercise extra caution when traveling in the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

As spring weather hits New Jersey in full force and gives way to the warm days of summer, drivers may find themselves sharing the road with more and more motorcycles. While it is, of course, up to riders to take precautions to ensure their personal safety, the burden also falls to other drivers to remain alert to the presence of motorcycles. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we understand that safety is the highest priority for drivers and riders alike.

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