Wes Siler, a writer for Gizmodo, had two friends hurt themselves in motorcycle accidents over the same weekend. Both crashes were avoidable. Siler’s friends are new riders, both trying to ride the proper way- wearing safety gear and riding within their limits. Both of them crashed for the same reason- gravel in a corner.  They…

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In 2013, motorcycle accidents in the U.S. have appeared to decline. According to the Governors Highway Safety Assn., 2013 fatalities have dropped 7% nationwide and 13% in California from 2012.  These lower rates may be due to worse riding conditions rather than better riding. The long ,cold winter drove motorcycling miles down in many states. …

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Who thought pulling a random bike stunt could overturn a conviction… 29-year-old Anthony Thomason, a motor bicyclist who had just purchased his 2007 Suzuki sport bike, was being reckless.  Thomason had been speeding, wasn’t wearing a helmet, had been drinking and didn’t even have a motorcycle license.  At one point Thomason popped a wheelie, his…

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Oh, those reckless bikers.  Speeding bikers in New York City have been getting pulled over.  Cops state that they should stick to the city’s speeding limit (25mph) and be aware of their surroundings. Joggers and pedestrians are relieved.  The crack down is also a result of Richard Bernstein’s 3-week hospital stay at Mount Sinai Hospital. …

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