Touring Tip: Be a Safer Night Rider

Aug 09, 2017 View Comments by

A rider’s risk factors increase once the sun goes down. To avoid an accident, it’s important to see and be seen. Here are some tips for avoiding road hazards at night: Keep a Clear View: In low light conditions, wearing sunglasses or having a tinted shield on your helmet further diminishes your already restricted ability […]

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 05, 2017 View Comments by

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and government agencies and safety organizations are reminding both motorists and motorcycle drivers to practice safety while on the road. Motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise an average of 10 percent per year over the last 20 years, according to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Motorcycles account for less […]

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Voice Your Opinion About Distracted Driving

Jan 13, 2017 View Comments by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requesting comments on its Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for Portable and Aftermarket Devices. The deadline to submit comments is February 3. Voice your opinion today. Applauded by the American Motorcyclist Association, these guidelines are part of the NHTSA’s ongoing effort to combat the problem of distracted and inattentive driving. The U.S. […]

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Cosmo Connected’s Helmet-Mounted Brake Light with Emergency Roadside Assistance

Jan 08, 2017 View Comments by

Most motorcyclists will jump at any opportunity to be more visible on the roads. At CES 2017, a global consumer electronics show, Paris-based Cosmo Connected debuted its detachable helmet-mounted brake light, designed to bolster rider safety. The smart helmet accessory combines a rear brake light with a mobile app that grants motorcycles the same emergency […]

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Allstate Installs ‘Watch for Motorcycles’ Sign on Longtime Rider’s Property

Dec 11, 2016 View Comments by

Allstate’s Once is Never Enough (O.N.E.) program is an awareness campaign created to help reduce the number of motorcycle crashes involving other vehicles at intersections by encouraging motorists to “look twice, because once is never enough.” Since it was established in 2009, Allstate has worked closely with local traffic authorities to install 179 Watch for Motorcycles signs in 41 […]

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The AMA Wants Motorcyclists Included in the Road to Zero Initiative

Dec 05, 2016 View Comments by

The AMA is calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to include motorcyclists in its ambitious plan to eliminate fatalities on the nation’s roadways. The plan, called Road to Zero, is tackling the task of ending road fatalities within 30 years. It is an adaptation of the Swedish Vision Zero program that forces planners to design […]

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Analysis of MSF Naturalistic Study Finds Key Factors Affecting Motorcycle Safety

Nov 11, 2016 View Comments by

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation completed its first major analysis of the MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study and found 17 key factors that could help improve traffic safety. A naturalistic traffic study differs from traditional research, where a participant is put into a laboratory-type scenario or has to crash first and then recall details after the […]

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Motorcycle Safety: Taking a Breather

Aug 27, 2016 View Comments by

Here’s the situation: the sun is shining, and you’re carving your way down a beautiful mountain road. The curves are exhilarating and plentiful. It’s a perfect riding day. You’re humming along having a blast when you slice around yet another spectacular bend and run straight into a bunch of gravel deposited by the previous day’s […]

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Rider Training: The Next Step in Motorcycle Safety

Aug 12, 2015 View Comments by

The Importance of Coaching – If you’ve been reading RoadRUNNER for a while you know that we take safety very seriously. Unfortunately, safety issues tend to spark massive (and usually pointless) debates among motorcyclists. Should helmet use be mandatory or not? The dead horse that is the ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) debate, […]

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The Road Often Traveled: Tips & Tricks – Part 1

Mar 20, 2012 View Comments by

The repetition of riding the same roads in varying traffic over 12 years has taught me a few things. Obviously proper gear and training are the main factors that contribute to your safety while on the road, but there are other techniques that I’ve found work well to help make my commute a safe one. […]

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