The season of motorcycle insurance and safety awareness has now begun

Motorcycle Insurance policy

Now that the snow is gone and the warm weather is here, motorcycle insurance is a serious consideration. With the start of the warm weather, the season for awareness about motorcycle insurance and safe riding has begun, with the support of federal, state, and local law enforcement, highway safety, and enthusiast organizations. The month of May has now been called “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month,” as it marks the official riding season. Its goal is to educate riders and spread awareness of how important it is to take proper safety measures…

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Michigan motorcycle insurance news says no helmets required with adequate coverage

Motorcycle-Insurance

The latest Michigan insurance news is that motorcyclists and their passengers are no longer required to wear helmets as long as they are 21 years old and they carry enough coverage. Many people are applauding this state law change, which has been pursued for decades, and are considering this a personal responsibility and freedom victory. Others, though, are warning that this decision will lead to more deaths and severe injuries on the roads, and that motorcycle insurance costs will skyrocket. They have also noted that it may be difficult to…

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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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Motorcycle fatalities drop but it may not last

A recent report has found that the number of motorcycle fatality accidents decreased in 2010; compared to 2009 and previous years statistics. However, the study also found that helmet use among cyclists is declining. Only about 50 percent of motorcyclists are wearing helmets, and only 20 states have mandatory helmet laws. Motorcyclists are in a class of their own. You don’t have to ride a motorcycle; a person chooses to ride a bike. They say it gives a certain feeling of freedom and exhilaration like nothing else can.  Motorcycle riders…

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