Category Archive: Motorcycle & Bicycle Accidents

May 25

Safe Riding: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

In addition to being Bicycle Safety Month in Idaho, May is also National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is again engaged in their annual safety campaign aimed at improving safety for motorcycle riders across the nation. This month, the NHTSA is reminding motorists to Share the Road with motorcycles. …

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May 15

Bike Safety Month and Idaho Road Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their annual bicycle safety campaign. May is Bicycle Safety Month, and officials with the NHTSA are calling on motorists and bicycle riders to be “Roll Models” for cyclists, drivers and other roadway users. They’re reminding drivers and riders to always remain focused on the road. …

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May 20

How to Buy a Bike Helmet

Time and time again, it’s been proven that helmets save lives. Last November 28, bicyclist Kurt Krieger of Meridian was tragically killed after he was struck by a car in Meridian. Krieger died at the scene from blunt force trauma after attempting to cross at an intersection with no stop sign. He was not wearing …

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Oct 31

Bike Safety: Beware the Right Hook at the Red Light of Death

We all know wearing a helmet can reduce your risk of death or serious injury if you are involved in a bicycle accident.  But the best way to protect yourself is to ride in a way that reduces your risk of being involved in a crash in the first place. One common type of bike …

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Oct 24

Bicyclists and Legal Liability for Collisions

Although only 11% of bicycle accidents involve colliding with a motor vehicle, they tend to result in the most serious injuries to the cyclist. Many people assume that when a driver and a cyclist collide, the driver of the motor vehicle is automatically liable for any damages. However, this is not necessarily true. Legal liability …

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Oct 22

“Idaho Stop” Law Makes The Roads Safer for Cyclists and Motorists Alike s?

Since 1982, Idaho bicyclists have followed a law that has them treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stops signs. This so-called Idaho Stop law has been widely praised as an effective reform for improved cycling safety. Under the law, when a bicyclist approaches a stop sign, he or she should: 1. …

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Oct 15

Protecting Yourself After a Car Accident-A Checklist

Getting in a car wreck is an unpleasant and stressful experience. But it’s important to try to keep a clear head afterwards and make good decisions. We have discussed these in more detail in the past but here is a quick reminder of things to do to protect yourself. Call the police to report the …

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Oct 08

Can a Pedestrian Be At Fault in an Auto Accident?

Car accidents involving pedestrians often result in serious injury, but contrary to what you might think, the driver is not automatically responsible. Liability for an accident is determined by each party’s conduct, not their mode of transportation.  It does not happen often but it does happen that Pedestrians are held responsible for damages or injuries …

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