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5 ways to avoid a motorcycle crash

Regardless of who is at fault for any given motorcycle collision, approximately 80 percent of motorcycle crashes reported to authorities involve death or injuries according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Perhaps the most distressing part of this statistic, however, is the fact that most of these fatal or injurious accidents could have been avoided if either the motorcyclist or the vehicle driver involved in the crash had taken specific precautions.

Bikers: Boost your visibility on a motorcycle

When it comes to motorcycle safety, there is only so much a helmet and armored jacket can do to prevent injuries. Ultimately, you'll want to avoid getting into a crash at all costs, and one way to do that is to increase your visibility. The more visible you are, the more likely cars will see you ahead of time so that they can avoid hitting you.

Self-balancing motorcycle could help prevent crashes

You've heard of self-driving cars, but what about a self-balancing motorcycle. Numerous motorcyclists get injured because they lose control of their bikes, or their bikes end up laying over on their sides. In its most recent technological invention, Honda hopes to change and reduce these dangers with its self-balancing motorcycle.

The cautious motorcyclist is the one who survives

Did you know that 80 percent of motorcycle accidents reported to law enforcement involve an injury or death? This horrifying statistic can only be interpreted to mean one thing: You need to do everything humanly possible to avoid a collision while you're riding your motorcycle, and you need to wear all the appropriate safety equipment.

Motorcyclist killed by drunk driver in Colonial Beach

A sport utility driver struck and killed a motorcyclist last week in Colonial Beach. Police say that the 44-year-old female who was driving the SUV was intoxicated at the time of the crash. She has since been charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter.

3 practices to prevent motorcycle accidents

The first rule of being a motorcyclist is to avoid getting into a crash at all times. Although you can't protect yourself from the threat of motorcycle-related injuries, there are a lot of tricks and tips that Virginia motorcyclists can employ to dramatically reduce the risk of getting into a collision.

Motorcycle safety tips: Stay in the mix with city traffic

You can't gather enough safety tips when you're a motorcyclist. Indeed, perhaps the next one you learn will be the one that saves your life. With this in mind, we'd like you to pay attention to the following piece of advice: Stay in the mix of traffic when you're driving your bike in the city.

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.

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