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NHTSA Working To Ban Novelty Motorcycle Helmets
June 7, 2015
With the vast amount of cool motorcycle helmets available on the online market, there are new worries that some equipment is either not certified by the Department of Transportation (DOT) or is being marked DOT-certified without any proof of following federal guidelines. According to a proposal by the National Highway... Read More
Rear Brake Malfunction Triggers Recall For 2015 Indian Scout
March 26, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received a recall from Indian Motorcycle Co. about its 2015 Indian Scout Motorcycles. According to the NHTSA report, Indian recalled its Scout motorcycles after possible malfunctions with the bike's rear brakes. The report said the popular motorcycle company was forced to recall roughly 806... Read More
Motorcyclist Fatalities, Injuries Decline In 2013
January 11, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the number injured dropped 5.4 percent, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclist fatalities were reported, down 318 from the 4,986 in 2012. Similarly... Read More
AMA Encourages Motorcycle Lane-Splitting After Study Shows Benefits
November 2, 2014
New studies highlighted by the American Motorcyclist Association have been released exploring the statistics on motorcycle riders performing lane-splitting in California. Lane-splitting, also known as filtering, is when a motorcycle moves between traffic and driving lanes, which the AMA said is a "relatively safe maneuver" when drivers in the lane... Read More
Suzuki Recalls GSX-R Motorcycles For Faulty Drive Chain Adjuster
October 29, 2014
2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made a major announcement on the Suzuki GSX-R motorcycles because of a serious issue with the drive chain adjuster, which can quickly become damaged once a rider misses a gear when they are upshifting. The NHTSA recalled 23,073 GSX-R motorcycles in... Read More
Harley And Yamaha Recalling Thousands Of Bikes
October 4, 2014
2014 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe Harley-Davidson has issued a recall of several models due to potential problems with equipment, according to DailyFinance. Hundreds of thousands of motorcycles could be affected. While there have been no accidents caused by the problem, Harley is taking precautionary measures to ensure that their bikes... Read More
Distracted Driving Is Deadly Driving
May 8, 2014
The perils of distracted driving take a front seat during May, which is designated as national Motorcycle Awareness Month. The initiative, supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, encourages drivers to watch for motorcycles and understand that motorcycle riders enjoy the same rights and privileges as operators of other... Read More
Governors' Report: Motorcyclist Fatalities Fell 7 Percent In 2013
May 7, 2014
For the second time in five years, motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease, according to a report released May 6 by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Dr. James Hedlund of Highway Safety North, a former senior official with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, authored... Read More
Drivers And Riders Should Take Safety Precautions This Summer
May 29, 2013
Much like riding a bicycle or driving a car, throwing your leg over a motorcycle and going for a ride takes a lot of practice. Since the weather has warmed up across the country, more and more riders are taking to the roads every day, which is why May is... Read More
New Proposal Calls For Minimum Sound Requirements In Electric Vehicles
January 9, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed setting a federal standard that would require all electric vehicles to have minimum sound levels in order to alert pedestrians of their approach. Read More
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