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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Swinton Bikes Encourages Motorists to Slow Down

Speeding has been around since speed limits were begun. Excessive speeds can cause you to have heftier fines, more points, and higher insurance rates. Additionally, it endangers your life and the lives of everyone around you. Many motorcyclists are breaking the speed limit regularly and Swinton Bikes is encouraging motorcyclists to slow down.  Swinton Bikes, the UK’s biggest retailer of motorcycle insurance, advised motorists after the Department for Transport figures showed that about fifty percent of them were exceeding the speed limit in 2009. The excessive speeds were found on…

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Motorcyclists hope for lower insurance rates

The Knesset recently passed the initial reading of a bill. If passed, it could mean lower motorcycle insurance rates.  The government will create an inter-ministerial committee to devise a solution for dropping compulsory insurance rates.  A decision is expected within 3 months. Should this bill pass, motorcyclists’ compulsory insurance pool will change.  Currently, insurance companies do not profit from compulsory insurance for motorcyclists.  For most riders they are covered by a state-mandated pool which currently runs at a deficit. It also has a cap, mandated by law, of 8%. The treasury…

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