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What are motorcycle crash statistics in New Jersey?

New Jersey motorcyclists just like you often take your bikes out for a spin, whether it's a leisurely ride or a trip to the store. However, there are dangers unique to you as a motorcyclist that other vehicles on the road don't have to deal with. Understanding these dangers is important to preserve your own safety.

What are some tips for driving a motorcycle in the fall?

Driving a motorcycle can be a freeing experience. The open road, the wind in your hair and the landscape rushing by. However, motorcycles are often very dangerous. As the season changes and warm summer fade into cool fall in New Jersey, you need to take a few precautions to ensure you stay safe as you wrap up the riding year.

Motorcycle crash in Morris Township shows road rage dangers

As if motorcyclists didn’t have enough to worry about with poor weather, bad road conditions and inattentive drivers, they also need to beware of people who drive aggressively or try to cause harm. Many residents of New Jersey have experienced or witnessed road rage. This driving behavior can be dangerous for anyone, but can be especially deadly for motorcyclists who are the target of another driver’s anger.

Can you harm your spinal cord in a motorcycle crash?

When you ride your motorcycle around New Jersey, you usually do not expect to crash. It is easy for a collision to occur, though, and if you are involved in a serious accident, you may sometimes incur a spinal cord injury.

Biggest hazards motorcyclists face from other drivers

Spring has finally arrived, and for many New Jersey residents, this means motorcycle season. Before dusting off the bike and getting ready to ride, it is important for motorcyclists to understand the many dangers they will face in traffic.

Necessary motorcycle gear

When New Jersey motorcyclists get on the road, they may not always think about safety. Safety is an important part of riding a motorcycle, though, and it is important for people to understand what kind of gear they need to protect themselves on the road.

How can I become a safer motorcyclist?

As a New Jersey motorcyclist, you are 29 times more likely to die in a vehicle crash than a passenger car occupant. This is according to the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, which adds that you are also five times more likely to be injured. There is an 83 percent chance that you will be injured if you crash.

Motorcyclists are for lane-splitting

Motorcycle travel can be especially dangerous on busy, congested highways in New Jersey. In bad traffic, one can sometimes witness a motorcycle riding on the line between lanes in the same direction of traffic. This means of moving through traffic is commonly referred to as lane-splitting, and it may be disconcerting to the unsuspecting driver. However, some believe that motorcyclists avoid dangerous situations by maneuvering through traffic in this way.

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