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How to Properly Prepare and Protect Yourself Against Potential Rear End Motorcycle Collisions

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As a motorcyclist, hitting the open road for a ride is one of the most enjoyable activities available, particularly in the summer. However, whether you are on a back country road or a bustling interstate, safety must be your first priority. Take steps to protect yourself, your bike and to prevent potential rear end motorcycle collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around one-third of motor vehicle accidents each year involve a rear end collision. Although you cannot

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How to Handle Speed and Intersections When Riding a Motorcycle

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While riding a motorcycle is an excellent form of transportation, it is vital that you understand the rules of the road in regards to your alternative mode of transportation. In addition to the laws regarding all motor vehicles, there are special considerations regarding riding a motorcycle, both legal and common sense. Among those is learning how to approach intersections with safety in mind. Start Smart Before you take your motorcycle on the road, it is vital that you prepare the

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Motorcyclists: Beware of Car Drivers When Approaching Side Streets

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For many motorcycle enthusiasts, warm sunny weather beacons them to the great outdoors and the freedom of the road. If you count yourself among them, it is vital that you take the appropriate precautions to keep yourself and others safe. Motorcycles and cars share the same roadways, and the other drivers are unlikely to notice you on the road. Motorcycle Riding Preparation Although a quarter of motorcycle accidents don’t involve other vehicles, it is vital that you and your motorcycle

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A Motorcycle Accident Is a Harrowing Experience

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As one of the most popular states for motorcyclists to enjoy, Pennsylvania motorcycle accident statistics are among the highest. Even with appropriate precautions, collisions can still occur. If you have been injured while riding a motorcycle, you need to understand the legal responsibilities for your medical bills. Your Motorcycle Insurance Does Not Cover Your Medical Expenses Although you are required to have insurance to legally ride in PA, the coverage does not include your medical bills. Unlike car insurance policies,

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Motorcycle Safety Tips for Eastern PA

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Pennsylvania has some of the most popular roadways in the nation for motorcyclists. Whether you are interested in motorcycling for your daily transportation or simply enjoy the occasional summer ride, it is essential that you are properly prepared for the ride. By taking care of yourself and your bike, you can embrace the fresh air and freedom of the road. Maintaining your bike includes ensuring that the oil and other fluids are filled, and that your tires have the correct

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Motorcyclist Awareness of Summer Roadway Conditions in Pennsylvania

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Motorcycling in summer is one of the favorite pastimes of Pennsylvania residents and visitors alike. As the blooms of spring fade into the warm days of summer, taking a trip on your bike can be just what you need to warm yourself after a long winter. With almost 400,000 motorcycles registered to Pennsylvania residents in 2015, the state has among the highest numbers in the union. Safety Awareness Throughout the Year While May might be Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the

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Social Host Liability

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There are a number of laws within Pennsylvania’s codes that dictate how situations involving alcohol sales and consumption must be handled. Like many states, social host laws are among these rules. Quite similar to dram shop laws, social host laws typically place responsibility for damages upon the shoulders of the party that provided alcohol to the person at fault. But, as with numerous other laws, Pennsylvania’s social host rules have unique features and contingencies. Social Host Rules For Serving Adults

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Understand Tort Law

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When choosing which auto insurance policies to purchase, Pennsylvania residents are offered a choice between full tort and limited tort. As with any feature of an insurance policy, there are certain benefits that go along with each selection, and the importance of this choice is often overlooked. Read on to learn more about the difference between full and limited tort. What Is Limited Tort? Choosing an insurance plan with limited tort involves forfeiting your right to recover certain costs in

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Liability And Damages

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When you’re involved in an accident on the road, the first bridge that must be crossed is the establishment of liability. Are you at fault, or is another party responsible for the damages that have occurred? You may only collect damages once this has been decided. Establishing Liability So, how exactly is liability determined? Essentially, fault in a car accident must be proven through evidence that a particular party was acting negligently. Exceeding the speed limit is one way in

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Understanding Motor Vehicle Insurance Policies

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Purchasing an auto insurance policy that covers all of the threats faced by everyday drivers can be overwhelming. So, it’s important to consider all of the coverage options that are offered to residents of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s Minimum Insurance Coverage First and foremost, drivers should be aware of Pennsylvania’s auto insurance policy minimums. Per the Pennsylvania Insurance department, PA’s minimum coverage requirements are as follows: $5,000 in Medical Benefits, which cover medical costs for you and those covered by your policy.