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Do you think you know everything there is to know about riding motorcycles? Even if you are a seasoned rider, there may still be things you are not aware of regarding motorcycle safety. There is no shortage of myth and misconception surrounding bikes, their riders and their safe operation.
Here are 10 of those myths and misconceptions, many of which you may have believed in at one point or another.
- Loud Pipes Make You Safe
Many people believe that … Read more
The first few weeks after a brain injury can be worrisome. Victims often experience swelling, bleeding or changes in brain chemistry. These issues can affect the way that brain tissue functions. While many people improve from brain injuries, some do not. How a person recovers depends on the injury and the individual.
Despite the difficulty in determining exactly how a patient will recover, there are generalities that can be considered. Typically, people experience the greatest amount of recovery within two … Read more
Part of the thrill of riding a motorcycle is being able to cruise over the open road and take in beautiful scenery. There may be no other better way to take in your surroundings than a bike ride. On a bike there is nothing separating you and your location and some people say that is the freedom they love and feel when they are on their motorcycle. If you are looking for some info on cool motorcycle routes in North … Read more
A common riding safety viewpoint often expressed to motorcyclists over the past decades has been to tell them to ride like they are a target for everyone. It is almost like saying to bikers that they should assume that other vehicles are out to get them (even thought that is not remotely true). The point of all of this kind of talk is to try to make bikers remember to always drive defensively. This advice is not new, but even … Read more
Even as summer has come to a close, motorcycles are still all over the roads of North Carolina. The weather has cooled off just a bit, making it that much more enjoyable for this state’s nearly 200,000 registered bikers to hit the open roads. But, as more choppers flood the roads, motorcycle accidents become much more prevalent. While these aren’t always fatal, they do generally result in injury, as there’s not much protecting a rider from other vehicles — and … Read more
When you are out riding your motorcycle, chances are that you are paying close attention to the behaviors of others around you. You worry about other vehicles seeing you, and you stay out of the blind spots of truckers. Do you worry about road hazards?
Most motorcyclists know to avoid potholes and loose gravel, but those who are less experienced might not consider other hazards that are on the roads. Read on to discover how to stay safe on your … Read more
ATVs, or all-terrain vehicles, are popular in North Carolina. People use ATVs for recreation, sport and even work. If you own one of these machines, it is important that you are familiar with the laws surrounding them to keep yourself both safe and out of trouble with the law. Here is a general explanation of ATV laws in the state.
According to NC ATV age laws, Children under the age of eight years old are not permitted … Read more
Motorcycle accident are not unusual. While they don’t occur more frequently than other vehicle collisions, they are perhaps more fatal than others. According to the U.S. government, for every mile traveled in 2006, there were more deaths from motorcycle accidents than any other type of accident.
Because of these statistics, motorcyclists are urged to reduce their level of risk. In order to do this, knowing the top causes of motorcycle accidents is helpful. Here are the things that cause the … Read more
What do you know about riding a motorcycle? What you believe to be true and what is actual fact may surprise you. There is no shortage of myth and misconception surrounding motorcycles, their riders, and their operation. Here are 10 safety myths that you may have bought stock in.
The louder your pipes, the safer you are. According to research, your loud pipes make no difference when it comes to your level of safety. In fact, bikes with modified exhaust … Read more
When it comes to operating a motorcycle safely, the Governor of North Carolina takes things seriously. So seriously, in fact, that the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and the N.C. State Highway Patrol have partnered to bring riders the BikeSafe North Carolina program.
The program is open to motorcyclists and offers a variety of skill lessons and assessments in order to make North Carolina roads and highways safer for everyone. Classes and assessments are offered in Raleigh and other cities across … Read more