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Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Impaired drivers a factor in some motorcycle accidents

Those who are drawn to riding motorcycles enjoy the freedom these vehicles provide in spite of the risks. There are many factors that can lead to motorcycle accidents, and an impaired motorist can be a recipe for disaster. One Connecticut woman was the latest victim of one of these crashes.

State wants helmet law to save lives in motorcycle accidents

The Connecticut Transportation Department has estimated that close to 50 motorcyclists will die each year for the next two years as a result of crashes. These figures were possibly offered in support of the renewed efforts to reinstate helmet laws. However, there are many who are opposed to such laws as such safety measures may not make a difference in many motorcycle accidents.

Don't let motorcycle accidents spin your finances out as well

Nothing appeals to Connecticut bikers as much as warm weather and the open road. Unfortunately, even the most experienced riders face a higher risk of serious injuries from unforeseen motorcycle accidents. You do not have only the physical pain that these inflict; your finances are often sent spiraling downhill as well.

Connecticut motorcycle accidents often prove fatal for riders

In spite of many safety campaigns throughout the years, many motorists still seem to overlook those who share the roads with them. Unfortunately, there are many motorcyclists who are killed in motorcycle accidents in Connecticut every year. Recently, officials filed charges against a woman believed to be responsible for one of these tragic deaths.

Connecticut motorcycle accidents: Young man killed in wreck

It was recently reported that, a young Connecticut man was killed in a motorcycle wreck in East Granby. This incident is said to have occurred in the early evening of Tuesday, Oct. 25. Unfortunately, this outcome is a common one for motorcycle accidents.

Motorcycle accidents: Passenger on Harley dies in rear-end crash

Lives can be lost in an instant, and in many cases, fatalities on the roads follow distractions that may have lasted only seconds. This might have led to a Connecticut accident involving a car and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Victims of motorcycle accidents have more chances of suffering fatal injuries because they have little or no protection.

Are you protected for an accident with an uninsured driver?

Connecticut operates under a set of laws that requires drivers -- whether they are behind the wheel or a set of motorcycle handlebars -- to carry a minimum amount of insurance. Not everyone does this, however. And those who do get the necessary coverage often opt for only the bare minimum.

Connecticut ranks worst of the states for motorcycle road trips

Milder weather is on its way and with it comes the prospect of increasing numbers of motorcyclists on the roads of Connecticut. Southern states may have the advantage of weather that's more conducive to motorcycling most of the year. But all states, including our own, register spikes during the spring and summer months.

Admitting and committing key to motorcycling safety contract

In business and many other aspects of Connecticut life there is a critical rule of thumb that deserves to be followed -- put it in writing. Whether you are entering into a deal that exchanges money for good or services or you are resolving to take some action, experts tend to agree that there is value in putting the details into black and white.

What's does it take for a motorcyclist to be street legal in CT?

There are those who make the argument that it is easier to buy a gun in some states than to get a license to drive a car or motorcycle. That may not be true for Connecticut. Our state has one of the toughest gun control laws around. Things like the elementary school shootings in Newtown have a way of spurring that kind of activity.