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Virginia Beach police want you to keep an eye out for motorcycles

Virginia Beach police officers have issued a warning, asking drivers to be more aware of motorcyclists and motorcycle safety. The warning comes in the wake of an officer getting injured while riding a motorcycle earlier this month.

Headlight modulators: Bringing more visibility to motorcyclists

When it comes to safety on a motorcycle, visibility is key. When more of your fellow motorists can see you, and notice you at further distances away, there is a better chance that they will be able to avoid getting into an accident with you. One device that can improve your visibility exponentially on a motorcycle is a headlamp modulator.

Motorcycle safety: What's the safest helmet?

When it comes to motorcycle safety gear, some are safer than others. However, when it comes to motorcycle helmets, there are so many options that it's difficult to know which helmets are most likely to save your life in the event of a crash. If you're in the market to buy the safest motorcycle helmet made, there's one thing you should keep in mind: Buy a helmet with full-face protection.

Braking on a motorcycle: How to do it safely

At The Dickerson & Smith Law Group, we have seen and represented plaintiffs in a lot of different motorcycle accident scenarios. In many of these cases, even though other parties were at fault, we have seen evidence that the injured motorcyclist might have had a better chance of avoiding the accident and injury if he or she had employed better braking technique.

Motorcyclist requires hospital care after serious accident

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to getting hurt in a motor vehicle collision. This is why motorcyclists should wear a helmet and other safety gear at all times. However, even with the most cutting edge safety equipment, the simple fact that motorcyclists are exposed to the open air in a collision means that they are always at risk of catastrophic and/or fatal injuries in even the most basic crashes.

Motorcycle safety: Is it time to replace my motorcycle tires?

Cars are infinitely safer than motorcycles. There are a lot of safety features, protective frames and fail-safes that protect the drivers of cars, while the drivers of motorcycles are far more exposed to dangers. One of particular concern relates to tires.

Thank Lawrence of Arabia for the modern motorcycle helmet

Lawrence of Arabia, the British Army veteran who helped organized the Arab Revolt of 1916 to 1918 against the Ottoman Empire, was also a motorcycle enthusiast. In fact, it was his love of motorcycles -- long after the Arab Revolt -- that killed him. He suffered severe head injuries in a motorcycle accident, which left him in a coma for six days before he died.

Virginia Beach motorcyclists and headlight safety

Virginia Beach motorcyclists need to do everything possible to avoid getting into a serious accident. This includes going to motorcycle safety courses, wearing the latest helmets and safety equipment, getting your bike regularly maintained and other necessary steps. It also means having the best headlights money can buy.

Motorcycle accidents and helmet laws

Virginia law requires all motorcycle operators to use goggles, safety glasses, a face shield or a motorcycle that has a built-in safety glass or windshield. Motorcycle operators and their passengers are also required to wear protective helmets. Those helmets must be approved for use with motorcycles.

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