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.
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?
Motorcycles are very popular in the state of Kentucky, which means they are involved in quite a few accidents. All the riding experience in the world might not protect you from the dangers of the road. Here are some common motorcycle safety tips when riding in Kentucky.
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.
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.
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.