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Motorcyclist collides with guardrail trying to avoid merging car

A 37-year-old motorcyclist lost his life late Friday evening, March 24 after being pushed off the roadway by a merging car along the Louisville portion of Interstate 264. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of that highway, nearest the exit for Bells Lane just before 9:30 p.m.

What are the motorcycle laws of Kentucky?

Riding a motorcycle can be fun, exhilarating and a great way to see the nature Kentucky has to offer, but it can also be very dangerous. Operating a motorcycle without knowing the laws of the state can lead to an accident that causes serious injury to death. So, what are the motorcycle laws of Kentucky?

Making sense of Kentucky motorcycle helmet laws

If you've ever known anyone who has been involved in a bicycle or motorcycle crash, then you probably understand just how much a helmet can help one avoid significant head injuries. Despite how beneficial helmets can be, in the state of Kentucky, they're only require of motorcyclists in certain situations.

Safety tips to follow to avoid motorcycle accidents

Motorcycles are not the safest mode of transportation on the road. In fact, you are 27 times more likely to die as a result of riding a motorcycle than in other vehicles. Motorcyclists are also six times more likely to be injured. This is why it is important not to drink and ride, and to wear helmets that are Department of Transportation compliant. Drinking and riding accounts for 43 percent of motorcyclists who died in 2014.

Only so much defense a motorcyclist can practice on Dixie Hwy

We don't know if the value of defensive driving is something everyone in Kentucky is taught when learning to drive. Many instructors would likely agree that it should be. The tenets of defensive driving are important for general motorist safety. They are even more essential for motorcyclists.

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