Motorcycle insurance and a license could save your life

A recent study showed that 36 percent of traffic fatalities in Wisconsin were from unlicensed motorcyclists. As much as people have always been told that having a license and motorcycle insurancef is very important to safety, a recent study conducted in Wisconsin has shown that people who are unlicensed are getting killed on the state’s highways in large numbers every year. The study looked into the last ten years and about 36 percent of the fatalities involved unlicensed operators. This helps to explain why the two most highly recommended safety…

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Understanding what is required from motorcycle insurance

The Motorcycle Industry Council’s data indicates that more than half – 55 percent – of all motorcycle riders were aged 40 or higher as of 2008, and this has changed the landscape of motorcycle insurance. In 1990 – a mere eight years earlier – only one-quarter of all motorcycle riders were in that same age bracket.  These drivers are no longer people who are young and feel that they are invincible.  Instead, the average motorcycle rider typically has a minimum of some college education, with a great deal more in…

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State Senate in Michigan passes no-helmet law for some motorcycle riders

The Michigan Senate has passed a bill that would make it legal for motorcycle riders aged 21 and older to ride without a helmet. The bill was approved by a vote of 24-14, and will now move forward to the House, which is currently Republican-led and is expected to pass the bill. Governor Rick Snyder has not yet stated whether or not he will sign the bill once it arrives on his desk. There are additional requirements which must be met by the motorcyclists in order to qualify not to…

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