Motorcycle Accident & Personal Injury Blog

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/....
Jul26

Lane Splitting

Lane splitting is the procedure employed by motorcyclists when they pass cars by riding on the dividing lines. It is illegal in BC and most, if not all, states in the USA. A legal and popular maneuver in California however, it is often criticized by law...
Jul20

Credit Card Insurance

A recent motorcycle accident in Australia may cause you to review the third party insurance coverage provided through your credit card company when renting a vehicle in a foreign country. Third party coverage is the insurance that protects you if you...
Jul12

Harley Davidson Recall

Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 motorcycles from the 2014 model line over problems with anti-lock brakes. The affected models are the 2014 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles manufactured from July 1, 2013 to May 7, 2014. According to the company,...
Jul02

New 120 KM Speed Limit in BC

The speed limit on 35 different highways in B.C. will increase with some to 120 kilometers per hour starting today. Ministry statistics show the number of serious crashes on provincial highways has decreased 28% since 2003 due to a combination of improved...
Jun29

Animals and ‘Inevitable Accidents’

According to recent statistics, animals are involved in approximately 9,900 accidents per year in British Columbia. This involves all types of small animals like cats and dogs but also larger animals like deer and moose. For the motorcyclist, all animals...
Jun25

Hit and Run Motorcycle Fatality in Surrey

A young motorcyclist was fatally injured at the intersection of 96 Avenue and 123 A Street in Surrey at around 11pm last night. According to witnesses, the motorcycle rider was proceeding straight through the intersection when the offending driver turned...