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Motorcycle Accident Helmet Use 

Motorcycle Accident Helmet Use

Motorcycle Accident Helmet Use – There are many reasons why people ride motorcycles which include recreation, transportation, enjoyment, and comfort level. While motorcycles serve numerous purposes, they are also at high risk of causing injuries if someone is involved in an accident. According to statistics that have been published by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • About 40 percent of those who were killed while riding a motorcycle in 2013 were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

Placerville Receives Safety Grant

Placerville Receives Safety Grant

Placerville Receives Safety Grant – City Council members of Placerville announced on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, that the city has received funds from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The grant, awarded by way of the National Highway Traffic Administration, released $50,000 to the Placerville Police Department (PPD) to increase safety on their city’s roadways. According to officials, the money will be used for several safety operations, including conducting DUI and license checkpoints, specialized patrols to reduce distracted driving, community educational programs, and motorcycle safety enforcement. The grant will be used during a cycle beginning on October 1, 2018, and ending on September 30, 2019.

Common Motorcycle Accident Factors in Placerville

Napa Conducts Motorcycle Safety Operation

Napa Conducts Motorcycle Safety Operation

Napa Conducts Motorcycle Safety Operation – Officers of the Napa Police Department (NPD) reported on Thursday, September 13, 2018, that local authorities would be conducting a motorcycle safety operation over the weekend. The operation was reportedly meant to combat a recent streak of drunk and/or drugged motorists affecting the city. NPD stated that the process was scheduled to begin during the night of Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. the following day and that the department would place special patrols at key locations within the city. The same operation was also conducted during the night of Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Napa Motorcycle Accidents Overview

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Safety

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Safety

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Safety – When it comes to Sacramento motorcycle accident safety, riders are more than aware that riding a bike, although enjoyable and cost-saving, can be dangerous. Taking care to ride defensively can help, as well as educating drivers of motor vehicles. However, there are many other ways that a motorcyclist can improve their chances if they are involved in a collision, whether with a motorist or in a single-vehicle accident.

Specialized Gear Adds to Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Safety

Avoiding Marysville Motorcycle Accidents

Avoiding Marysville Motorcycle Accidents

Avoiding Marysville Motorcycle Accidents – Driving a motorcycle comes with many benefits. Those who use motorcycles as a main form of transportation save on gas and are able to enjoy the open road on California’s beautiful, scenic highways. However, being a motorcycle rider also comes with an increased risk of being involved in a serious crash. Because motorcycle riders don’t have much protection in the event of a collision, they often sustain severe and even fatal injuries when struck by other vehicles. While most motorcyclists pay careful attention to the road, knowing the best ways to stay safe is essential. A couple of important ways to avoid being hurt in a motorcycle accident are explained below.

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Orangevale Major Motorcyclist Injury

Orangevale Major Motorcyclist Injury

Orangevale Major Motorcyclist Injury – An Orangevale major motorcyclist injury occurred after an intersection collision between a motor vehicle and motorcycle on September 13. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the biker was taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment after being attended to by paramedics at the scene. Investigators at the collision site will be working to determine what caused the accident and where to place fault. It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a part in the collision.

Details of the Orangevale Major Motorcyclist Injury Accident

Sacramento Traumatic Motorcycle Accident Injury

Sacramento Traumatic Motorcycle Accident Injury

Sacramento Traumatic Motorcycle Accident Injury – Local motor vehicle crashes with bikers often end in a Sacramento traumatic motorcycle accident injury. The riders of motorcycles also die much more often in collisions with motor vehicles than those inside a car or truck. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the likelihood of a fatality to a motorcyclist who is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle is 27 times higher. This makes it important that both motorcycle riders and motorists use extra caution to avoid unnecessary injuries and deaths.

Reducing the Risk of a Sacramento Traumatic Motorcycle Accident Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Following Motorcycle Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injury Following Motorcycle Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injury Following Motorcycle Accidents – When someone is involved in a serious accident, there are many injuries that a person could sustain. While there is always a risk of a crash regardless of the type of vehicle involved, those who ride a motorcycle are at an increased risk of serious injuries. According to information published by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2015, more than 5,000 people were killed while riding a motorcycle.

Fairfield Crash Kills Vacaville Motorcyclist

Fairfield Crash Kills Vacaville Motorcyclist

Fairfield Crash Kills Vacaville Motorcyclist – On Friday, September 7, 2018, a fatal accident took place on a city roadway in Fairfield. According to the Fairfield Police Department (FPD), one motorcyclist from Vacaville was severely injured during the crash and, tragically, lost his life due to his injuries. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office has not yet reported the name of the injured motorcyclist and is waiting to do so until the man’s family has been notified. Additionally, the collision currently remains under investigation by officers of FPD.

My sincere sympathy is sent out to the friends and loved ones of the Vacaville man who are mourning during this difficult time.

Motorcycle Accident Injuries 

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle Accident Injuries – There are many different forms of transportation that people use to travel around town, go to work, and attend school, however, one theme remains constant: safety first. When people ride a motorcycle, there are many different risks that they take on. Because bikes do not provide the same protection as the standard motor vehicle, the risk of injury is significantly higher than it would be otherwise. Recently, the updated Crash Stats for 2016 were published by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA- Released in February of 2018). Some of the pertinent findings from their database include:

  • In 2016, there were close to 5,300 motorcycle riders killed.

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