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Traffic Laws

A Motorcyclist’s Guide to Protecting Yourself Legally

Motorcyclists share the road with cars and trucks, but motorcyclists carry far more risk. According to the NHTSA, motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to be killed in an accident compared with someone driving or riding in a passenger vehicle. Understanding what you can do to protect yourself before and after an accident can make a massive difference for your safety, financial health, and legal protection. What Can I Do To Protect Myself Before A Motorcycle Crash? The best way to protect yourself from a motorcycle crash is to not get in one. Start by driving responsibly, following speed limits, carefully taking curves,...

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How Are Cars and Motorcycles Different in Regards to Traffic Laws?

As a motorist, when you’re in an auto accident, what the other motorist was driving will affect the collision’s aftermath. Traffic laws and insurance claims differ quite a bit if the driver operated a car or a motorcycle. From the start, riding a motorcycle presents a higher risk than traveling by car. Motorcycle accidents cause death or serious injuries at a higher rate than car accidents. According to the federal government, per mile traveled in 2006, motorcycle accidents caused 35 times more deaths than car accidents. How Are Cars and Motorcycles Different in Regards to Traffic Laws? Motorcycle riders often can’t claim...

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