Motorcycle Accident & Personal Injury Blog

Sep16

Motorcycle Only Parking in Vancouver

In an attempt to ‘Go Green’, the City of Vancouver has designated more than 200 parking spots for motorcycles and scooters only.  Some spots are pay parking and others are free. Two wheel spots are marked with meters with green painted tops, white...
Sep10

World’s Fastest Woman

Eva Hakansson set a world record with a 241.9 mile-per-hour pass at Bonneville this year. Of further interest, she made history as the world’s fastest woman while riding an electric motorcycle and surpassing the prior record for women riding a gas powered...
Sep04

ICBC Raising Rates

If you think distracted driving isn’t costing you money, think again. The Insurance Corp. of B.C. plans to ask the B.C. Utilities Commission for a 5.2-per-cent increase to basic insurance rates, citing distracted driving injury claims as a top reason....
Sep03

Blind Biker Races Bonneville

Dan Parker lost his vision in a drag racing crash in 2012. This has not stopped him however, from continuing to satisfy his need for speed. Parker designed and built his own three-wheeled motorcycle and uses a high-tech, GPS-based guidance system to govern...
Aug31

Continental Tire Recall

Continental Tire is recalling thousands of motorcycle tires, size 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17, for a possible condition that may lead to tread separation and possible air loss. The recall is part of a worldwide motorcycle tire recall encompassing about...
Aug21

Sikhs Denied Helmet Exemption in Ontario

Sikh motorcyclists in Ontario have once again been denied the option of wearing traditional headgear in place of a safety helmet when riding a motorcycle. Premier Kathleen Wynne reports, “After careful deliberation, we have determined that we will not...
Aug15

Motorcycle Smart Helmets

Cutting edge motorcycle ‘smart’ helmets can now integrate safety and navigational systems through electronic technology. Features include GPS, Bluetooth systems and a built in ‘heads-up display’ camera acting as a rear view mirror. Heads...
Aug10

Sturgis Sees Lower Injury Rate

The number of fatal accidents at the Sturgis Rally is down over last year, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Notably, 4 people died in crashes around the Sturgis Rally, down from 6 last year. The number of injury accidents was 68, also lower...
Aug10

Can Am Motorcycle Fires

Bombardier recalled models of their Can Am Spyder motorcycle in 2012 and 2013 for spontaneous fires. Now the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating two recent fires involving the motorcycle in that country. Documents indicate fire...
Jul31

Flying motorcycle could soon be a reality

Hoverbike is more than a concept presenting the simplicity of a motorbike and the freedom of a helicopter to create the world’s first flying motorcycle. The bike is currently available as a 1/3 scale hoverbike drone, http://www.hover-bike.com/MA/....