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May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

By William E. Weiss |

Sure, if you’re a motorcycle rider, every month is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. But May is the month set aside by the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to raise awareness about motorcycle safety for the drivers of cars and trucks who share the road with motorcycles. When careless,… Read More »

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How Every Motorcyclist Can Help Pass Laws Against Motorcycle Profiling

By William E. Weiss |

Motorcycle profiling is a pressing issue that affects riders in California and across the country. It refers to the practice of law enforcement and other government officials using a person’s association with motorcycle clubs or the fact that they ride a motorcycle as a basis for discriminatory actions. This can include unwarranted traffic stops,… Read More »

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When It Comes to a Motorcycle Driver’s License Endorsement, It’s All About the Skills

By William E. Weiss |

Existing law prohibits a person from operating a motorcycle on a highway unless that person holds a valid driver’s license or endorsement for a motorcycle. An applicant for a license or endorsement to operate a motorcycle must submit to an examination that includes demonstrating their ability to exercise “ordinary and reasonable control” in operating… Read More »

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Why Are There More Accidents During the Full Moon?

By William E. Weiss |

The phenomenon of the full moon has long fascinated cultures and civilizations across the globe, often associated with myths, legends, and a heightened sense of alertness. However, in the realm of motorcycle safety and accident rates, the full moon presents a unique concern that goes beyond folklore. As a seasoned motorcycle accident personal injury… Read More »

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Emergency Braking and Motorcycles: A Crucial Skill for California Riders

By William E. Weiss |

For motorcyclists in California, the ability to perform emergency braking effectively is not just a riding skill – it’s a lifesaver. Given the state’s bustling roads and unpredictable traffic conditions, understanding and mastering emergency braking can be the difference between a close call and a catastrophic accident. In this article, we’ll explore why emergency… Read More »

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Winter Riding Tips for Motorcyclists

By William E. Weiss |

Motorcycling through the picturesque San Francisco Bay Area can be an exhilarating experience year-round, but the winter months bring unique challenges for riders. Navigating the roads safely during this season requires both preparation and awareness. Below, William E. Weiss, a seasoned California motorcycle accident lawyer, offers helpful tips for motorcyclists to stay safe while… Read More »

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Having Full Coverage Motorcycle Insurance Doesn’t Mean You’re Fully Covered

By William E. Weiss |

“Full coverage.” Sounds great, doesn’t it? What could give you more security and peace of mind when taking your bike out on the road than knowing you are “fully covered” in the event you get into an accident? But what exactly is “full coverage”? Chances are, it doesn’t mean what you think it means…. Read More »

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Texas Anti-Profiling Bill Left Pending in Committee

By William E. Weiss |

If you’re a motorcycle rider in America, chances are you’ve experienced more than once the frustration and injustice of being profiled and pulled over simply because you ride a motorcycle or wear club colors. Motorcycle profiling by peace officers has long been a contentious issue, infringing on the civil rights of riders across the… Read More »

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SB 50 Amended to Remove Profiling Language, but Intent Remains

By William E. Weiss |

We talked about motorcycle profiling in a recent post, encouraging our readers to fill out the 2023 National Motorcycle Profiling Survey. Motorcyclist profiling is a rampant problem in San Francisco and across the country. The American Motorcycle Association and other motorcycle rights organizations have been engaged in efforts to curb biker profiling by advocating… Read More »

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Fill Out the 2023 National Motorcycle Profiling Survey

By William E. Weiss |

The Motorcycle Profiling Project has issued its 2023 National Motorcycle Profiling Survey. The survey asks motorcycle riders and biker club members around the country to share their experiences with police profiling in order to help the organization promote bikers’ rights nationwide. The Bay Area United Motorcycle Rider Coalition highlighted the survey in a recent… Read More »

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