The 4 Most Common Causes of Nebraska Motorcycle Accidents

If you’re a motorcyclist, there’s no doubt safety should be your top priority when riding on public roads and highways. Unfortunately, there are over 500 motorcycle accidents in Nebraska every year and many of them were preventable. To avoid serious injury while riding your motorcycle, consider the following most common ways motorcycle accidents occur. Speeding It’s no secret that many motorcyclists have a Read More

Nebraska Seeks to Repeal Motorcycle Helmet Law

Legislators in Nebraska are seeking to pass LB31, a bill seeking to repeal the state’s helmet law in its entirety. The bill is being sponsored by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins. If LB31 does indeed pass, Nebraska would become only the fourth state in the country to have no motorcycle helmet law in place. The state would join Iowa, Illinois and New Hampshire in the list of states that do not require Read More

Omaha Motorcyclist Fatally Injured Following Collision

Early Wednesday morning police were called to 60th and Leavenworth streets near Elmwood Park, where it was confirmed that one person was dead following a motorcycle accident. Police reports indicate that the motorcycle was traveling west on Leavenworth Street, but as the driver entered onto Elmwood Park on Elmwood Park Drive, he failed to turn during a curve to the right. The driver continued to stray off the road Read More

Motorcyclist Killed in Chicago Commuter Train Accident

A motorcyclist was killed early Friday morning in a collision with a Chicago-area commuter train, police said. The crash occurred just before 1 a.m. in the Chicago suburb of Orland Park, Illinois, when Metra train 841 traveling outbound from Chicago struck the motorcyclist on the tracks. Police are investigating whether warning signals at the rail crossing were not in operation or if the motorcycle operator, Read More

Helmet Law Protester Killed in Motorcycle Crash

A New York man riding his motorcycle in protest of the state's helmet law was killed after he flew over his motorcycle's handlebars and hit his head on the asphalt, police officials said. Philip Contos, 55, was participating in the 11th annual Helmet Protest Run when he crashed at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Onandaga. The Onandaga County chapter of American Bikers Aimed Towards Education, which organized the Read More

Motorcyclist Killed in Biketoberfest Crash

A woman was killed at the Biketoberfest motorcycle rally in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Saturday, after a driver turned in front of three motorcycles attending the event. All three motorcycles struck the vehicle, whose driver, 27-year-old Joshua Baldes, then fled the scene, officials said. The woman killed, 22-year-old Grace Scullion, was four weeks pregnant. The riders and passengers of the other two Read More

Four Motorcyclists Dead in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash

Four motorcyclists were killed in a suspected drunk driving crash in Iowa this week. The crash occurred only minutes after dispatchers received reports that a pickup truck was driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic, police officials said. According to news reports, the motorcyclists were on their way home after attending the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., when they were struck by a pickup Read More

Motorcycle Deaths Down 10 Percent in 2009

The number of people killed in U.S. motorcycle crashes dropped 10 percent in 2009 after 11 years of steady increases, a study released Thursday said. Dr. James Hedlund of Highway Safety North, who prepared the report for the Governors Highway Safety Association, said a number of factors contributed to the drop, including the recession and increased enforcement of helmet laws and other motorcycle Read More

Motorbike Sale to Defy Lead Law

Angry with a nationwide ban on sales of youth motorcycles and ATVs over lead concerns, one of the biggest dealers in Southern California plans to sell the child-size vehicles today despite potential criminal penalties. Malcolm Smith, a Riverside, Calif., dealer and major figure in off-road motorcycling for four decades, is challenging federal officials to come and get him. Smith, 68, says he plans to sell Read More