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Recent Legislation Paves the Way for Motorcycle Lane Filtering

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on September 20, 2023

Motorcycle rider on at a stoplight.

On March 24, 2022, Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey introduced Senate Bill 1273, which allows the practice of lane filtering, and officially came into effect on September 24, 2022. It is essential to distinguish the practice of lane filtering from lane splitting and the critical aspects of Arizona’s new lane filtering law.

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Are Motorcycles Significantly More Dangerous Than Cars?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on June 20, 2023

Motorcycle in the right bottom corner of a gorgeous orange sunset with clouds.

Motorcycle accidents can be significantly more catastrophic than other collisions on the road. Riders have less protection, even when wearing the proper gear, which makes them more vulnerable. Motorcycles are also inherently more dangerous because they are less stable than passenger vehicles, which have four wheels. As such, it is no surprise that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that motorcyclist deaths happen 28 times more than deaths in other vehicles.

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Road Rash Injuries are Serious

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on May 30, 2022

Road rash injuries are a common byproduct of motorcycle accidents. They typically occur when you make contact with asphalt at speed. When the skin is forcefully met with a hard and abrasive surface, the strength of the contact strips away and burns the top layers of the skin, resulting in a grazed, inflamed, and very painful wounds.

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Motorcycle Safety in Hot Weather

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on June 22, 2021

Motorcycle rider sitting on guardrail by desert roadAs any experienced biker knows, riding a motorcycle on a hot day can be a somewhat daunting experience. It is of utmost importance that you wear all of your protective gear for your safety, but heavy gear can also get very heated on an already-hot summer day. The very clothing made to protect you can also result in unforeseen dangers.

We want to help you keep cool while riding your motorcycle without foregoing the protective gear. In fact, many manufacturers make different types of gear and clothing with built-in cooling mechanisms for the safety and comfort of riders. Without further ado, here are a few ways to stay cooler.

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New Motorcycle Safety Gear May Save Your Life

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on August 30, 2020

More and more Americans are riding motorcycles. It has become a popular form of transportation all across the country, as it should be! But that does not change the fact that motorcycle accidents are incredibly dangerous. Motorcycle operators who are involved in accidents often suffer from catastrophic injuries, if they survive the collision at all.

Thankfully, recent improvements in equipment and safety gear for motorcycle riders are here! And they’re ready to help save your life.

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Motorcycle Group Riding: Fun But Dangerous

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on April 5, 2020

It can be a great experience to ride with a group. But it can also be risky, especially when the group is made up of riders of different skill levels, you are covering more road than you usually would on your own, and dealing with general chaos. Following best safety practices can help you minimize the risks so you can enjoy the fun and camaraderie of a group ride.

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Cave Creek Accident Kills Motorcyclist

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on October 13, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the motorcyclist fatally injured after an accident on Cave Creek Road and Peoria Avenue on Thursday, October 10, 2019. After investigating for several hours, police determined the driver of the vehicle that struck the motorcyclist was impaired. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. The road was closed between Mescal Street and Peoria Avenue for several hours.

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Time to Rev Up for Motorcycle Safety!

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on March 19, 2019

Motorcycle enthusiasts are starting to rev up for riding season in Arizona! Now is the time to dust off the bike, top off the fluids, and inspect the tires. It’s also the time to start thinking about safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 80% of all reported motorcycle collisions result in injury or death to the rider.

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What Is Lane Splitting, and Could It Impact You?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on January 11, 2018

Motorcycle crashes are consistently in the headlines in Arizona. While sometimes they are caused when riders lose control, like the recent crash at 143rd and Vineyard Avenue in Goodyear, most times they are caused by other motorists, as in the recent crash when a driver failed to yield to the motorcyclist at 3600 E. Ray Road.

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Do You Know How to Manage a Motorcycle Accident Scene?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on October 10, 2017

On September 16th, The Husband and Wife Law Team of Breyer Law Offices, P.C., sponsored an Accident Scene Management (ASM) Class at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. They also hosted Basic, Advanced, and Instructor Courses on October 6th, 7th, and 8th at Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson. In the event of a motorcycle accident, these courses teach the basics of what to do in the vital first 5–30 minutes until help arrives.

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