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Novices should be very careful with sidecars

People often think of sidecars as substantially safer and easier to drive than motorcycles. A lot of it has to do with balance. A traditional bike can tip over on its own and needs support and balance from the driver, especially at stoplights, while a bike with a sidecar stays up on its own.

Are you being as safe as possible on your motorcycle?

Everyone who's ever driven a motorcycle knows how thrilling and potentially dangerous these marvelous two-wheeled vehicles can be. This gives motorcyclists a unique sense for how important safety is when they take to the road. Not only do they need to be careful not to make any errors themselves, but they also have to keep their eyes peeled for negligent vehicle drivers who might not be paying attention to the road.

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.

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