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What Is Road Rash?

Posted on October 11th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

  Road Rash Incident A trip to northeast Missouri was painful for one Iowa motorcycle rider. He and a friend were out for a ride in July when the man, unfamiliar with the curves in the roadway, dropped a wheel off the rough right edge of the asphalt and lost…

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Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Posted on August 26th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a properly functioning helmet is the most important piece of safety equipment that a motorcyclist can have. Wearing a helmet reduces the risk of dying in a crash by 37 percent, and riding without a helmet increases your risk of suffering a…

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How to Avoid Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Posted on August 15th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer serious injuries or even death than occupants of other vehicles due in part to the lack of protective features such as seatbelts, airbags, or enclosed steel framing. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 80,000 persons suffer from…

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Fourth of July-Look Out for Motorcycles

Posted on July 3rd, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Continued Reminders to Look Out for Motorcycles The Fourth of July holiday is going to be a four-day weekend for many including trips to the lake, family festivities and road trips for motorcyclists.  Keeping everyone safe on the roadways is important for all of us to enjoy the holiday weekend….

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Motorcycle Safety Awareness–Helmet Laws

Posted on May 9th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Helmet Laws in Missouri and Illinois While there are motorcyclists who argue that helmets ought to be optional, we too often see the serious injuries sustained by rather small motorcycle crashes, if there is such a thing as a small; if there is such as thing as a small motorcycle…

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted on May 7th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month It is not by chance that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. May coincides with the increased traffic of motorcycles in the spring.  During the Midwest winters, we get out of practice of looking for motorcycles unlike the balmy states such as Florida.  We…

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Look Twice for Motorcycles

Posted on March 18th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Two Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Occurred over the Weekend involving Passenger Vehicles Two fatal motorcycle crashes occurred over the weekend. Both fatal crashes involved other passenger vehicles striking the motorcyclists. A fatal motorcycle crash occurred Saturday evening in Warren County according to authorities.  Around 7:30 p.m., a 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo…

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Serious Car and Motorcycle Crashes in Missouri

Weekend Includes Serious Car and Motorcycle Crashes in Missouri

Posted on September 20th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

Multiple Injuries and Fatalities Across Missouri in Car Crashes and Motorcycle Crashes According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, last weekend was dangerous for those on the roadways.  There were many serious injuries and fatalities over the weekend involving car crashes and motorcycle crashes.   Statistically, Labor Day weekend (just two weeks prior) has much higher crash…

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Safe Travel Reminders for Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Posted on August 28th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

Experts Recommend a Focus on Safety for a Happy Holiday Missouri State Highway Patrol issued a safety message for Missouri drivers and boaters. Troopers encourage personal responsibility and safety at the forefront of your plans for the 2018 Labor Day Weekend celebration.  Labor Day is usually considered one of the last…

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Second Fatal St. Louis Motorcycle Crash on Ashby Road, St. Louis County

Posted on May 17th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

Two Fatal Motorcycle Crashes on Ashby Road in St. Louis/Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is during the month of May and not by chance.  The month of May brings much warmer temperatures and the return of the hum of motorcycles. Likewise, May usually sees a significant…

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Clark Bridge- Nearly 100 Accidents in a Year in Alton, Illinois

Posted on October 25th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Ninety-Four Accidents, Two Fatal According to reports, in the last year, there have been nearly 100 motor vehicle accidents near the Clark Bridge in Alton, Illinois. Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) defines the entrance and exit of the Clark Bridge as far west as Henry Street and as far east as…

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Peoria Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash with Another Vehicle

Posted on October 16th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

West Charter Oak Road Motorcycle Crash A 43 year-old Peoria man suffered severe blunt force trauma and internal bleeding from an motorcycle accident that occurred around 6 a.m. on Saturday. According to information provided by authorities, the driver of a car involved in the crash left the scene and returned a short…

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Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Missouri vs. Illinois

Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Differences in Fatality Rates Make a Statement During National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a lot of attention is rightly focused on motorcycle crashes.  This spring, the Missouri legislature considered repealing some of Missouri’s motorcycle helmet laws as they have in years prior. A Springfield House member (Republican)  has sponsored the proposal every…

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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month- Eyez Out for Motorcycles

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Keep Eyez Out for Motorcycles May in the Midwest is usually the official beginning of motorcycle season. Since we’ve had a really warm March and April, hopefully, many drivers are already on the lookout for motorcycles. During National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we want to share the importance of keeping…

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Numerous Missouri Holiday Weekend Crashes

Posted on April 20th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Increased Holiday Traffic Results in Motor Vehicle Crashes The Easter holiday weekend  was dangerous on the roadways.  According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, there were a high number of motor vehicle crashes beginning Thursday evening through Easter Sunday night and early morning. Friday, April 14, 2017, after 6 p.m. There were 10…

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Warmer February Weather-Motorcycle Fatalities in Missouri

Posted on February 14th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Unseasonably Warmer Weather in Missouri One thing you can count on in Missouri–unpredictable weather. In February,  we have been seeing unusually warm weather. Generally, we think of hearing motorcycles in the spring time, but when we enjoy warmer temperatures, more motorcyclists take to the roadways. Injured Motorcyclist Dies from Crash A 17 year-old…

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Several Car Crashes Over Super Bowl Weekend

Posted on February 7th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Approximately Fifty-Five Car Crashes Across Missouri Over the Weekend There were approximately 55 crashes from Friday, February 3, 2017 to Monday morning, February 6, 2017. Of those crashes, there were three fatalities, 10 serious injuries and 21 people were listed as “moderately” injured. These crashes and injuries were reported by the Missouri State…

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