You have never enjoyed wearing a helmet on a motorcycle. Before moving to North Carolina, you lived in a state where helmets were optional. You usually opted not to wear it and never had a problem, so now you're wondering if you can make the same decision in North Carolina.
If you just look at the overall statistics, motorcycle accidents do not happen as often as car accidents. Injuries and fatalities, predictably, are also lower for motorcycles.
If you ask the average person if it's more dangerous to ride in a car or ride a motorcycle, he or she is likely going to pick the motorcycle. They have a reputation not just for fast top speeds and excitement, but for increasing the odds that a person will be injured or killed in an accident. Is this reputation warranted?
Spring is drawing closer every day, and it's a dangerous season for motorcycle riders. Drivers often forget about motorcycles in the colder months of the year, and they'll forget how to drive safely around them. Accidents can spike when both parties are not careful.
If you are interested in learning how to ride a motorcycle you should consider enrolling in a basic rider course. These courses are available all over the Wilson, North Carolina, area. They are meant to teach both novice and experienced riders different techniques and safety procedures. So, what does a basic motorcycle rider course offer? Let's take a look at some of the exercises taught in one of these classes.
If you've finally decided it's time to buy a motorcycle,then you should know and understand the types of motorcycle insurance coverage options available. Having insurance coverage for your motorcycle is required by law, just like it is for a car, truck, van or any other motor vehicle. Today, we will discuss the various motorcycle insurance coverage options in North Carolina.
One of the most dangerous situations for a motorcyclist occurs when a driver makes a left turn and cuts off the motorcyclist's path. At that point, the motorcyclist has very few options to avoid a collision. Sometimes, they can lay down their motorcycles, but this can lead to crushing injuries and road rash. If they don't have time to maneuver out of the way, they face broken bones and being ejected from their vehicles.
Police and first responders hear it all the time. The driver who just mangled a motorcyclist and his bike cries in anguish, "I never even saw him!" Those who are riding enthusiasts wonder how that can even be possible.
The nation's motorcyclists are, by and large, getting older -- and that may be increasing the number of severe injuries and fatalities that are being seen when they're involved in accidents.
The debate about whether or not lane-splitting should be legal seems to have dragged on for years. While North Carolina's laws do not specifically condone or banish the practice, some states are beginning to officially accept the maneuver as legal and publish guides on how to do it safely. New studies support the move and explain why lane-splitting may not be as bad as many people believe.