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Motorcycle Accidents

What Are The Most Important Georgia Motorcycle Laws To Know?

Georgia motorcyclists should be aware of their state’s laws concerning acceptable practices for motorcycles on the road. Since motorcycles are smaller and more maneuverable than larger passenger vehicles and do not afford riders much protection in motorbike accidents, special provisions for motorcyclists on the road don’t apply to larger cars. Many states have adopted special laws concerning motorcycles, especially concerning lane-splitting, lane filtering, and lane sharing. There are some grey areas in motorcycle laws that cause a lot of confusion regarding what’s legal. And these regulations will vary and be enforced differently from state to state. We will shed some… read more

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How Dangerous is Quick Motorcycle Braking? – Motorcycling Safety Tips

Due to physics, motorcycles have more difficulty stopping than larger cars. A motorcycle requires at least 120 feet to slow from 60 mph to zero in perfect conditions. Reaction time, distance, speed of the cars involved, road conditions, and weather all play roles in braking. Unlike a driver in a passenger car, a motorcyclist cannot slam on the brakes to come to a stop, and stopping suddenly can cause the motorcyclist to flip over the front of the bike. Studies have been conducted to estimate the stopping distance for motorcycle riders, so in one study by Bikesafer.com, if you are… read more

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What Are the Biggest Hazards on the Road for Motorcyclists?

Riding a motorcycle can be an ideal activity on a warm Georgia day. However, it can also be an extremely dangerous endeavor for many reasons. Drivers who take their eyes off the road for only a moment can strike motorcyclists and cause severe injury and damage. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the personal injury attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak can help you recover the compensation that you deserve. Common Road Dangers for a Motorcycle Rider While a motorcyclist can be injured in many ways on the road, a handful of dangers tend to be more… read more

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Important Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riding in the Winter

Winter cycling in Georgia can be pleasant on the best of days, and even on days when the weather is less than ideal. But when the mercury drops and you need to get out on the road, you should take extra precautions—with your bike, your clothing, and your attention―to ensure your comfort and safety in avoiding any preventable motor bike accidents. Road Considerations Wintertime road conditions can create challenges for all drivers, but especially for those on a lighter and less stable two-wheeled vehicle. If possible, plan your route in advance, avoiding areas where ice is likely to appear, such… read more

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