Category Archives: Motorcycle Laws

Lindley Motorcyclist Killed by Drunk Driver – Is Anyone Investigating Where He Was Drinking?

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While the focus of law enforcement and the public is often and rightfully on the drunk driver, law enforcement can also curb drunk driving by aggressively investigating and prosecuting bars who serve visibly intoxicated people; especially when the drunk driver then goes on to maim or kill someone. Continue reading

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Elmira Man Charged In Crash That Killed Two Motorcyclists In Horseheads

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An Elmira man has been charged with driving a vehicle while his abilities were impaired by drugs following a crash Tuesday evening that killed a motorcyclist and his passenger in Horseheads, according to news reports. Horseheads police this morning identified … Continue reading

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PA Motorcyclists May Soon Get OK to ‘Ride on Red,’ Says NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer

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“Ride on Red” may soon be the law in Pennsylvania, which would let motorcyclists proceed with caution through an intersection when they can’t get the attention of a traffic signal stuck on red. New York State lawmakers should approve similar … Continue reading

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Motorcyclists In Washington State Get Green Light To Cautiously Go Through Stale Red Lights, Says NY and PA Motorcycle Law Lawyer

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All motorcyclists know the feeling — we drive up to a red light and wait. And wait. And wait if no cars come to trigger the traffic sensor, we have to wait until a car or truck comes to save … Continue reading

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Check Your Skills! Whether You’re New Or Veteran Rider, Enroll In Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course This Spring, Says NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer

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Motorcycles are back on the road as the weather heats up, and sadly, fatal accidents involving motorcyclists are back in the news, too. In recent days, there have been fatal accidents in Boston, Maine, Michigan, and Illinois, among many other … Continue reading

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Another Deadly Left-Turn Accident: Northern Tier Motorcyclist Dies After Being Struck By Car

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Another motorcyclist has lost his life in an all-too-common danger zone — the left turn. A 51-year-old Bradford County motorcyclist struck by a motorist making a left turn on April 14 died three days later in a Philadelphia hospital. The … Continue reading

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Deputy’s Death A Reminder That Potholes Can Be Killers For Motorcyclists, Says NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer

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  Potholes are a teeth-rattling annoyance to cars and trucks, which may see their alignment knocked out of whack, but potholes can kill bikers. We are especially susceptible to them this time of year, as we are learning where they … Continue reading

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Autonomous Motorcycles By 2018? Wait, What? It Could Be No Joking Matter, Says NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer

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The American Biker Talk Blog shared a shocking post on April 1 (please note the date) that led to a lot of chatter in the motorcyling community. The headline: Government Mandates Autonomous Motorcycles By 2018. The post says that the Department … Continue reading

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Statistics Shed New Light On Old Helmet Debate In Michigan, Says NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer

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The American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) group in Michigan is taking on mandatory helmet law supporters in its state after looking at the latest motorcycle accident records available. According to a news report, the ABATE study says from 2011, … Continue reading

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NY Will FINALLY Teach Motorcycle Awareness In Mandatory Safe Driving Course, Says NY and PA Motorcycle Lawyer

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A bill approved recently by the New York State Senate would include motorcycle awareness training in the state Department of Motor Vehicle’s mandatory pre-licensing courses. This is a great idea by the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Oswego County, … Continue reading

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