Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has released a report showing that U.S. motorcycle deaths have remained steady even as the overall highway death numbers have steadily declined. The report recommends the following: increase helmet use reduce alcohol impairment reduce speeding … Read More
A Rochester motorcyclist acquitted of assault after shooting a motorist during what has been described as “road-rage”. I have to confess to mixed feelings about this. The enjoyment of riding motorcycles is always tempered by the need to watch out … Read More
How can you pull in front of a motorcycle, kill the rider and get nothing more than a ticket? Is “failure to yield right of way” the real crime here? What if pulling in front of a motorcycle was considered … Read More
Riding a motorcycle is inherently riskier than driving a car, all things being equal. But things aren’t equal, since motorcycles “share the road” with other vehicles. Those other vehicles are responsible for 56% of the deaths of motorcyclists. Passenger vehicles … Read More
I suppose I should win an award for irony, but the same year I buy a motorcycle and start riding again is the same year as the death toll from motorcycles in the area doubles. It’s a combination of alcohol, … Read More
Inside parking Originally uploaded by tommasz They changed the system in my parking garage to a tag that has to be permanently mounted. So now the Bumblebeemer gets to park indoors in my company’s underground garage.
I was riding the Bumblebeemer on Lake Ontario State Parkway yesterday when I had to exit due to it being closed by police at East Manitou Road. I turns out to have been due to a motorcycle accident that seriously … Read More
Dexter Ford, a long-time editor of Motorcyclist magazine, wrote an article for the New York Times that was critical of the Snell 2005 standard for motorcycle helmets. As could be expected, helmet manufacturers were not particularly happy with the piece. … Read More