After a four-vehicle crash in Arizona took the life of one man, the police arrested a 16-year-old girl who they believe caused the deadly accident.
The risk of riding a motorcycle appears to just be getting worse from year to year. While fatality rates in most motor vehicles have seen increases and decreases -- dropping from 2006 to 2012, for example, before rising again -- there has been a slow but steady rise in motorcycle fatalities.
People often choose open-face motorcycle helmets because they like the look and the style. They have a more retro appeal. They also offer a wide range of vision, which many riders like. They may even claim it keeps them safe by helping them avoid accidents.
A teenage motorcyclist has passed away in Arizona after getting involved in a traffic accident with a pickup truck. He was 17 years old at the time. The wreck happened in west Phoenix.
The color of choice for motorcyclists almost always seems to be black. They ride black bikes, they wear black leather jackets, they don black pants and they top it all off with a black helmet and black gloves. In the end, you get a bike and a rider that really blend into the black pavement, reducing their visibility.
If you're thinking about buying a motorcycle and you've never owned one before, it can feel a bit overwhelming. Long gone are the days when bikes were all pretty much the same and you just picked one for the engine size. Modern bikes are very specialized and the way they're designed can drastically impact performance.
A motto in the motorcycle community, at least among those who ride loud cruiser bikes, is that that "loud pipes save lives." This is typically said in response to the complaint that loud motorcycles are annoying and disruptive, a position often taken by pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers.
Spring is coming faster than many people realize. The days are getting longer and warmer, a trend that will only continue for the next few months.
If you look at the total number of car accident deaths in the United States for any given year, and then you compare it to the total number of motorcycle deaths, the totals for car-related fatalities will be vastly higher.
Are we heading toward a time when motorcycles are less common than they have been over the years? It's not just the season, as there are often fewer riders in the winter months, but an overall trend. In 10 years, will we look back and wonder where all the motorcycles went?