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Motorcycle Facts and Safety Tips for the Summer

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 28, 2019 2:59:07 PM

Summer is a time to be carefree and enjoy the great outdoors. From beach days to road trips, everyone is out on the roads trying to get from point A to point B safely. With more people traveling, road safety becomes that much more important during these summer months, especially for motorcycles. Already at a disadvantage due to the size and weight comparison between a standard motorcycle and car, drivers and riders must remember to be vigilant on the roads this summer.

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Topics: Motorcycle Accidents, Motorcycle Safety

Why You Need Motorcycle Insurance

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

May 21, 2018 12:17:03 PM

If you ride, then you know the freedom of an open road. The euphoria of cruising down a highway on a bike is a feeling that simply can’t be replicated in a car. Motorcycle insurance is imperative to ensuring that the joys of riding stays alive.

 

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Topics: motorcycle, Motorcycle Accidents, Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Helmet Awareness Month

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Apr 12, 2017 4:08:20 PM

The weather is warming up and bikers are starting to hit the road; Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is rapidly approaching.

In gearing up for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May, many in the motorcycle community have dubbed April 2017 Motorcycle Helmet Awareness Month,

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Topics: motorcycle, Motorcycle Accidents, Motorcycle Safety

Monday Morning Crash Leaves UF Student Critically Injured

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 21, 2017 11:50:14 AM

A traffic accident occurring Monday morning has left a motorcyclist in critical condition. 

The accident occurred in front of UF Health Shands around 11:45 am. According to officials at the Gainesville Police Department (GPD), the crash involved one motorcycle and one car.

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Topics: Motorcycle Accidents, auto accident

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Highlights Importance of Helmets

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 25, 2016 12:08:55 PM

Defensive driving is important not only for automobile drivers, but also for motorcycle riders, as Gainesville drivers learned on Wednesday, March 16.

On the afternoon of March 16th, a man, later to be identified as Eric Michael McManus, 32, was travelling eastbound on his motorcycle on Northeast 23rd Avenue when the driver of a Cadillac, facing North on Second Street, tried to turn left onto 23rd Avenue, directly into McManus’s path.

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Topics: motorcycle, Motorcycle Accidents, News

D.O.T. Approved Motorcycle Helmets

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 20, 2015 12:00:00 PM

We have many motorcycle riders and enthusiasts in our community. It is a fun, as well as economical, way to get around. I urge all motorcyclists to practice safe and cautious driving, and I especially urge all other motorists on the road to look twice for motorcyclists before changing lanes, turning, backing up, etc. Recently, a helmeted motorcyclist was struck by a pick up truck being driven by a 17 year old attempting a left turn onto County Road 342 in Bell, Florida when his vehicle struck the motorcycle. The impact was so forceful it made the pick up truck rotate clockwise.  Although the motorcyclist was reported to be in critical condition, the fact that he was wearing a helmet saved him from a more serious, or possibly even a fatal injury.

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Topics: Motorcycle Accidents

Back to School Scooter Safety

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jan 31, 2015 12:00:00 PM

scootersafetyClass is back in session, and busy students have places to be.  Scooters are a convenient and economical way to travel around campus or around town due to their excellent gas mileage and small profile. This diminutive size makes practicing good scooter safety habits all the more important.
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Topics: Motorcycle Accidents, Serious Accidents & Injuries

Motorcycle Safety: Wear Your Helmet

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

May 14, 2014 1:11:00 PM

Last Saturday Live Oak resident, Charles Holt, died from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident.  Holt, age 63, was participating in a charity event for The Lupus Foundation when he lost control of his 1982 Harley Davidson motorcycle.  Holt was not wearing a helmet.

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Topics: Motorcycle Accidents

Tips for Driving in Florida's Inclement Weather

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Apr 3, 2014 2:59:00 PM

It is always important to be very conscientious when driving in inclement weather. An issue that may ordinarily be small can cause a big disaster. Good driving habits in harsh weather are necessary to avoidaccidents for short or long trips. Whether you're a driver of a motorcycle, big rig or anything in between, reviewing safety information is a good idea for drivers of all ages. Inclement weather should not be taken lightly.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Truck Accidents

Should I Seek Medical Attention Even Though I Don't Feel Hurt?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 23, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Without a doubt, several extensive medical, legal, financial and emotional considerations are involved requiring immediate attention after you have been involved in an auto accident. If you fail to pay attention to any one of these different components after your accident occurs, you might find out later that the mistake could prove to be quite costly in terms of your well-being and recovery for years down the road.

The body isn’t designed to be able to hold up against the impact and force brought on from an auto accident. Regardless of whether it is a slow impact collision or not, you could end up finding yourself struggling with any number of serious injuries. Not all of these injuries are going to be visible at first, which is why it is imperative that you seek the attention of a medical professional right away. 

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Topics: Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, ATV Accidents