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May 19, 2022
Q&A: What if my Motorcycle Accident was Caused by a Defect?

Q&A: What if my Motorcycle Accident was Caused by a Defect?

Product defects can result in motorcycle accidents, injuries and even death. That’s why keeping on top of safety recalls is so important. A recent article in FindLaw explains safety recalls and your rights as a motorcycle owner. When a defect causes a motorcycle injury or death, it’s often a product liability issue. Liability may lie […]

May 2, 2022
How can Motorcyclists Avoid Accidents?

How can Motorcyclists Avoid Accidents?

Throughout May, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is observed to help reinforce safe sharing of the roadways. According to a recent report on Butler Radio, Pennsylvania saw over 3,000 motorcycle crashes and 226 fatalities last year. In May and the summer months, warmer weather brings more motorcyclists onto the roadways and, as the Pennsylvania State Police […]

January 31, 2022
How can Motorcyclists Avoid Accidents?

How can Motorcyclists Avoid Accidents?

With motorcycle accidents on the upswing and bike sales at an all-time high, riders may want to keep in mind the top ways to avoid accidents on the road, according to an article in Visor Down. Know your limits and stay within them. Riding too fast for one’s comfort level could cause panic reflex actions. […]

Dangerous Road Design in Philadelphia: Roosevelt Boulevard and Other Problem Areas

Dangerous Road Design in Philadelphia: Roosevelt Boulevard and Other Problem Areas

Between 2013 and 2017 Roosevelt Boulevard was the site of 2,846 crashes and 14% of all fatal crashes in Philadelphia, according to a report issued this year by the City of Philadelphia, SEPTA and PennDOT. One out of three people in Philadelphia live within a mile of the boulevard, making its twelve lanes of travel […]

November 15, 2021
What is Lane Splitting? Is it Legal in PA?

What is Lane Splitting? Is it Legal in PA?

Some scary accidents have happened around the country recently involving “lane splitting,” the dangerous practice of motorcycles riding in between the lanes on a highway. In Aurora, Colorado, a motorcyclist collided with a tow truck in a deadly crash precipitated by lane splitting. In California, a motorcyclist collided with a car and was knocked to […]

September 6, 2021
Motorcycle Sales – and Deaths – on the Rise

Motorcycle Sales – and Deaths – on the Rise

Motorcycles continue to be in high demand, despite increasing fatalities and a safety record that is demonstrably less than their four-wheeled counterparts, according to an article in Forbes. The pandemic fueled an interest in motorcycles, scooters, mopeds and off-road bikes, as people searched for new types of recreation. Originally, motorcycle sales were expected to grow […]

May 10, 2021
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycles are more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),who takes a closer look in May at protective protocols for bikers during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Based on miles traveled, motorcyclists are “about 27 times more likely than people in passenger cars to die […]

April 19, 2021
Motorcycle Crashes in Pennsylvania Increase

Motorcycle Crashes in Pennsylvania Increase

Motorcycle accidents are on the upswing, according to the 2019 Pennsylvania Crash Facts & Statistics, a publication of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. While PA crashes in general were at a record low in 2019, motorcycle crashes and fatalities each increased 10 percent from the previous year. Pennsylvania’s roads and highways cover more than 120,000 […]

New PA Bill Would Protect Tow Truck Drivers, First Responders

New PA Bill Would Protect Tow Truck Drivers, First Responders

A proposed bill in the Pennsylvania General Assembly will mean increased fines for drivers not complying with the commonwealth’s law on cautionary driving near accidents. The current “steer clear” law requires that drivers approaching accident scenes on state highways either slow down or move over by one lane to protect first responders. However, increased crash […]

New Data: PA Roundabouts Reduce Crashes

New Data: PA Roundabouts Reduce Crashes

In several Pennsylvania locations with roundabouts, the average numbers of fatalities and crashes dropped 100% and 21% respectively over a 20-year period, according to recent data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). PennDOT’s data was based on police-submitted crash reports from 2000-2019. The data also showed, however, that by 2019 property damage-only accidents were […]