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Suit With Built-In Airbag Could Save Motorcyclists’ Lives

By Brian Chase on June 9, 2015 - No comments

DAir Motorcycle SuitAn Italian company with its North American headquarters right here in Costa Mesa has come up with a suit for motorcyclists with a built-in airbag filled with helium.

The company says, the D-Air Racing Suit is the first of its kind and that the new technology could make the road a lot safer for motorcyclists. The airbag suit is designed to protect the shoulders, collarbones and spine.

It was designed in Italy, but will be available this September in the United States. …Read the rest »


Bill Sparks Debate about Motorcycle Lane Splitting

By Brian Chase on June 2, 2015 - No comments

California is poised to be first state to sanction lane-splitting for motorcycles. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the state Assembly has passed a bill to allow motorcycles to drive between cars at speeds 15 mph faster than surrounding traffic, up to a speed of 50 mph. The measure is expected to be taken up by a Senate committee in July. The bill’s authors cite research suggesting lane-splitting is safer than wedging motorcyclists behind cars where they are more likely to suffer serious injury or death should they be rear-ended.

Police officers say the measure brings important safeguards, allowing officers to cite motorcyclists who split lanes in an unsafe manner. But, critics argue that the legislation is flawed and dangerous. The American Motorcyclist Association is opposed to the bill, AB51, saying that the rules need to be even less strict.  …Read the rest »


Exciting New Motorcycle Safety Features #MotorcycleSafety

By Matt Cheah on May 5, 2015 - No comments

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month, and it’s never been a more exciting time to ride a motorcycle. Motorcycle safety equipment is constantly being developed that makes bikers much safer in the event of a crash. Although it’s important to remember to drive safely and follow all the rules of road, experienced motorcyclists know that it’s not a question of “if” you go down, but “when” you go down. When a dangerous situation occurs, here are some emerging technologies that will help to protect you from serious injury.
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Fatal Westminster Motorcycle Accident

By Brian Chase on December 1, 2014 - No comments

Motorcycle Accidents Victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries and lossesA man was killed in a Westminster motorcycle accident the afternoon of November 26, 2014, the Orange County Register reports. Police said the incident occurred the afternoon of November 26, 2014 at the intersection of McFadden Avenue and Gothard Street. Police say the collision occurred when a compact car traveling east on McFadden Avenue at Vassar Street made a left turn in front of the motorcycle. No charges were filed or citations issued against the car’s male driver. An investigation is ongoing.

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Fatal Huntington Beach Motorcycle Accident

By John Bisnar on October 2, 2014 - No comments

Devin Santiago, 23, was killed in a Huntington Beach motorcycle accident after he was struck by a U-Haul van. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred near Pacific Coast Highway and 8th Street the night of September 28, 2014. Police say Santiago was traveling north in his 2012 Yamaha motorcycle on Pacific Coast Highway when it collided with a GMC U-Haul van crossing Coast Highway from 8th Street.

When police arrived at the scene, Santiago was lying partially under the van. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The van’s driver, a 59-year-old Newport Beach man, and his female passenger were not injured. No citations or arrests have been reported. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Huntington Beach police at 714-536-5666. The investigation is still ongoing.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Devin Santiago for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. …Read the rest »


Are Motorcycle Accidents Increasing?

By Brian Chase on April 23, 2014 - No comments

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