In addition to cars and trucks, motorcycles can also collide with other motorcycles. Sometimes a motorcyclist may collide with both another bike and a car or truck at the same time. That is what happened at the end of June in Holmdel, New Jersey, on the Garden State Parkway, and a 38-year-old motorcyclist lost his life as a result.
With summer now officially underway, motorcycle enthusiasts in New Jersey and all across the nation are eager to get out and enjoy the thrill of the open road. However, while riding a motorcycle can be very pleasurable, it is not without its risks unfortunately. Any vehicle can be involved in an accident but the severity of the injuries received by a biker may always be worse than for a person in a car due to their inherent lack of protection.
As the weather warms up, motorcyclists may be eager to hit the New Jersey roads. Riding in warm weather can bring its own hazards and it is important for bikers to know how to keep themselves safe on the road in the summer months.
New Jersey motorcyclists may want to ride their bikes year round. However, winter poses unique hazards to a biker and it is important for motorcyclists to know how they can be safe during this season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may wonder how many motorcycle accidents occur each year and in New Jersey specifically. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the 2016 statistics, the most current ones available.