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Motorcycle Accidents

Did you know in most states it is legal for riders 21 and older to ride a motorcycle WITHOUT a helmet? Only 19 states, including New Jersey and New York, require ALL riders to wear a helmet. But cross the border into Pennsylvania and riders over 21 are not required…

Summer’s warm weather makes it a prime time to rev up your motorcycle and take a ride. New Jersey, of course, offers many great places to enjoy your motorcycle. For instance, you can take a trip to the shore, or you can tour along the Hudson to the Palisades. But…

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The event helps to raise awareness of the common causes of motorcycle accidents and the steps motorcyclists can take to avoid being involved in crashes. According to statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an estimated 4,381 motorcyclists lost their lives in…

More motorcyclists used helmets in 2011 than in the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, but that there is still significant room for improvement. According to a recent DOT report, the use of helmets was at 66 percent in 2011, up from 54 percent in 2010. Helmet…

Rolin Ganthier, of Jamaica Queens was killed instantly when his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck on Route 23 in Pequannock this past weekend. According to the North Jersey Record, witnesses said Ganthier was traveling at an “excessive speed” when he rode into oncoming traffic. Ganthier was on a 2007…