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The Case Against Buying a Used Motorcycle Helmet

It’s not uncommon in a private sale of a used motorcycle for the seller to throw in a used helmet to sweeten the deal. This is especially true when young people buy their first motorcycle, since they’ve often only scraped together enough cash for the bike. But beware: the reason you’re getting a used helmet… Read More »

Saving Your Skin in a Motorcycle Accident

Any bicyclist knows the pain of road rash. That painful scrape to the top layer of your skin burns, presents a danger of infection and might even leave you with a “dirt tattoo.” But if you ride a motorcycle at highway speed, the danger from a skid along the asphalt is much, much greater. Your… Read More »

A List of Important North Carolina Motorcycle Safety Laws

There are a number of safety laws in place North Carolina motorcyclists must follow when they take the open road. Here are a few of the most important ones you should be aware of: Safety helmets: All motorcyclists are required under state law to wear helmets at all times. Eye protection: Not required, but certainly… Read More »

Man Dies in North Carolina Motorcycle Accident

A Chesapeake man died May 31 after his motorcycle left the road and he was ejected from his seat. According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the man was riding his 2002 Harley Davidson north on Caratoke Highway around 6 a.m. when the accident occurred. The cause of the accident is under investigation. He was pronounced… Read More »

Important Motorcycle Safety Tips for New (and Old) Riders

Motorcycles are fun, fuel-efficient and a great way to get around, but they also pose a number of dangers you don’t find in your average car. Motorcyclists are about 30 times more likely to die in crashes than people inside a regular passenger vehicle, according to information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)…. Read More »

Baby Boomer Deaths in Motorcycle Accidents On the Rise

On average, about a dozen people die in the United States every day in motorcycle accidents. And according to new research, an increasing number of those people belong to the Baby Boomer generation. Although the overall motorcycle crash death toll has declined in recent years, deaths among older riders have increased. In 2013, 55- to… Read More »

Two Injured in Accident Involving Log Truck and Motorcycle

A stretch of U.S. 1 between Pennsylvania Avenue and Midland Road in Southern Pines, North Carolina was temporarily closed on March 16 after an accident involving a motorcycle and a log truck. According to reports from local officials, the log truck had been heading north on the highway when it overturned in the median. This… Read More »

Motorcyclist Dies After Accident Involving Pickup Truck

An accident on Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh led to the death of a 32-year-old woman on February 5. Pamela Melody Butler was driving her 2013 Suzuki motorcycle southbound on Rock Quarry when suddenly a Ford truck being driven by Belsazar Toledo-Garcia crossed into the southbound lane in an attempt to make a left turn…. Read More »

North Carolina Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Police officers in Raleigh, North Carolina, have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with a collision that killed a motorcyclist. The accident occurred on October 29 at the intersection of Old Poole Road and Poole Road in Raleigh. According to investigators, the man made an improper left turn, striking a motorcycle. The driver of the… Read More »

Graham County Cited As Dangerous County for Motor Vehicle, Motorcycle Crashes

The 20th annual AAA Carolinas report of road safety has been released and it lists Graham County as the number one North Carolina County for motorcycle fatalities and the county in which you are most likely to be in a fatal car crash. The report, which cites statewide motor vehicle accidents and the injuries and… Read More »

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