Santiago Algandar Soto and Lorena Villalba Espinoza of Bakersfield were killed on Wednesday, October 2 when their motorcycles were struck by a sedan which failed to yield to the cyclists' right of way according to Bakersfield Police Department.
When people think about how they see the world, they often assume that they see everything in front of them, all the time. They may not focus on small details, but they still see them. Right?
While it may sound counterintuitive to read this, there are some individuals out there that argue that motorcycles may be safer than cars. There are many reasons that they give to substantiate their claim.
Crash experts are quick to point out that deadly motorcycle accidents happen far more often than they should; essentially, the percentage of motorcyclists who die in accidents is higher than it is for other vehicle types. This means that riders face a disproportionate level of risk.
You have been told for years that you should wear a helmet when you ride your motorcycle. Other riders have mentioned it. Friends have brought it up. Family members remind you every time you talk about riding.
Motorcycle accidents can have the potential to be very serious. Riders of motorcycles have much less protection in the event of an impact, even when they are wearing a helmet.
If you want to stay in one piece when you ride a motorcycle, there's one important rule to remember: "Ride like you're invisible."
If you own a motorcycle, you know how much fun it is to head out on the open road and enjoy a ride through beautiful California. You also know that there are dangers lurking at every turn. A motorcycle offers zero protection to the rider and can easily be destroyed in an accident. Today, we will examine the most common hazards for motorcycle riders.
A serious motorcycle accident can lead to road rash. While it often occurs on the arms and legs, it can happen anywhere. When you hit the pavement and slide at high speeds, even if you do not suffer broken bones or other serious injuries, you can absolutely do significant harm to your skin.
California law has allowed lane-splitting for motorcyclists since January 2017. With lane-splitting, motorcyclists can ride in the spaces between cars on freeways and public roads.
It's the law in California. Motorcyclists and their passengers must wear helmets to protect from head injury. That's a good thing.
Going for a ride on your motorcycle this weekend in Visalia? It's a good idea to conduct a pre-ride checklist of your bike, not just this weekend, but prior to every single ride you take. This checklist could very well wind up saving your life at one point or another based on any issues you find. Take a look at the list and make sure you inspect every aspect of your bike prior to every ride in California.